monopolynoun [ C or S ]uk /məˈnɒp.əl.i/ us /məˈnɑː.pəl.i/
Is Microsoft a monopoly? 微软是垄断企业吗？
The drafting of a new constitution cannot be a monopoly of the white minority regime (= other people should do it too). 新宪法的起草不能由占人口少数的白人政权垄断。
He does not have a/the monopoly on (= he is not the only one who has) good looks. 好看的不止他一个。
- The government has a monopoly on rail travel.
- There are laws to stop companies becoming monopolies.
- She doesn't have the monopoly on suffering, you know.