Meaning of “barrier to entry” in the English Dictionary

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"barrier to entry" in Business English

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barrier to entrynoun [ C ]

uk us plural barriers to entry also entry barrier

COMMERCE, ECONOMICS something, such as official rules or high costs, that makes it difficult for a person or company to get into a particular type of business:

Capital costs are seen as the key barrier to entry.
Lack of health insurance is a significant barrier to entry for the next generation of commercial fishermen.

(Definition of “barrier to entry” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)