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barrier to entrynoun [C]

uk   us   (plural barriers to entry) (also entry barrier)
COMMERCE, ECONOMICS something, such as ​officialrules 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 ​keybarrier to ​entry. Lack of ​healthinsurance is a significant ​barrier to ​entry for the next ​generation of ​commercial fishermen.
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