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monopolynoun [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
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monopolynoun [C or S]

uk   /məˈnɒp.əl.i/  us   /məˈnɑː.pəl.i/
C2 (an organization or group that has) complete control of something, especially an area of business, so that others have no share: The government is determined to protect its tobacco monopoly. 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.

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monopolistic
adjective uk   /məˌnɒp.əlˈɪs.tɪk/  us   /məˌnɑː.pəlˈɪs.tɪk/ usually disapproving
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monopolynoun

uk   us   /məˈnɒpəli/ (plural monopolies)
[C or U] ECONOMICS a situation in which one company or person or a government has no competition in the sale of a particular product or service and is able to control its supply and price: business/corporate/government monopolies He argues that farm subsidies help keep agricultural land away from corporate monopolies.a monopoly of sth Each firm has a monopoly of goods that tend to be used together.a monopoly in/on sth A decision by the Supreme Court struck down the state's monopoly on radio and television stations.
[C] ECONOMICS a company, person, etc. that is the only one supplying a particular product or service: The Justice Department is suing the company because they claim that it used unfair tactics to become a monopoly.
[C] something that is controlled by one person or group and not shared by others: The network is a monopoly of the state telephone company.
(Definition of monopoly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “monopoly”
in Vietnamese độc quyền…
in Spanish monopolio…
in Malaysian monopoli…
in Thai ระบบผูกขาด…
in French monopole…
in German das Monopol…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壟斷(機構), 專賣, 獨佔…
in Russian монополия, монополист…
in Turkish tekel, tekelcilik, tekel düzeni…
in Chinese (Simplified) 垄断(机构), 专卖, 独占…
in Indonesian monopoli…
in Polish monopol…
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