Translation of "monopoly" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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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

垄断(机构);专卖;独占
The government is determined to protect its tobacco monopoly. 政府下决心保护其烟草专卖权。
Is Microsoft a monopoly? 微软是垄断企业吗?
The drafting of a new constitution cannot be a monopoly of the white minority regime (= other people should do it too). 新宪法的起草不能由占人口少数的白人政权垄断。
He does not have a/the monopoly on (= he is not the only one who has) good looks. 好看的不止他一个。

More examples

  • 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.

(Translation of “monopoly” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)