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monopoly

noun [C]  us   /məˈnɑp·ə·li/
social studies complete control of the supply of particular goods or services, or a company or group that has such control: The Postal Service is guaranteed a monopoly on all first-class letters. fig. California has no monopoly on strangeness (= is not the only strange place).
monopolistic
adjective  us   /məˌnɑp·əˈlɪs·tɪk/
a monopolistic system
Translations of “monopoly”
in Vietnamese độc quyền…
in Spanish monopolio…
in Thai ระบบผูกขาด…
in Malaysian monopoli…
in French monopole…
in German das Monopol…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壟斷(機構), 專賣, 獨佔…
in Indonesian monopoli…
in Russian монополия, монополист…
in Turkish tekel, tekelcilik, tekel düzeni…
in Chinese (Simplified) 垄断(机构), 专卖, 独占…
in Polish monopol…
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