monopolynoun [ C or S ]uk /məˈnɒp.əl.i/ us /məˈnɑː.pəl.i/
Is Microsoft a monopoly?
The drafting of a new constitution cannot be a monopoly of the white minority regime (= other people should do it too).
He does not have a/the monopoly on (= he is not the only one who has) good looks.
- 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.
adjective uk /məˌnɒp.əlˈɪs.tɪk/ us /məˌnɑː.pəlˈɪs.tɪk/ usually disapproving