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monopsony

noun
 
 
/məˈnɒpsəni/ ECONOMICS
[U] a situation in a market in which there is only one buyer for goods or services offered by several sellers: Since most of the biggest marketplaces are run by buyers, they tend to risk monopsony.
[C] a buyer who is the only one in a market in which the goods or services are offered by several sellers: People have accused the big wine buyer of being a monopsony.
monopsonist noun [C]
(Definition of monopsony from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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