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mo·nop·o·ly

 (mə-nŏp′ə-lē)
n. pl. mo·nop·o·lies
1. Exclusive control by one group of the means of producing or selling a commodity or service: "Monopoly frequently ... arises from government support or from collusive agreements among individuals" (Milton Friedman).
2.
a. A company, group, or individual having exclusive control over a commercial activity.
b. A commodity or service so controlled.
3.
a. Exclusive possession or control: arrogantly claims to have a monopoly on the truth.
b. Something that is exclusively possessed or controlled: showed that scientific achievement is not a male monopoly.

[Latin monopōlium, from Greek monopōlion : mono-, mono- + pōlein, to sell; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

mo·nop′o·lism n.
mo·nop′o·list n.
mo·nop′o·lis′tic adj.
mo·nop′o·lis′ti·cal·ly adv.

monopoly

(məˈnɒpəlɪ)
n, pl -lies
1. (Economics) exclusive control of the market supply of a product or service
2. (Economics)
a. an enterprise exercising this control
b. the product or service so controlled
3. (Law) law the exclusive right or privilege granted to a person, company, etc, by the state to purchase, manufacture, use, or sell some commodity or to carry on trade in a specified country or area
4. exclusive control, possession, or use of something
[C16: from Late Latin, from Greek monopōlion, from mono- + pōlein to sell]
moˈnopolism n
moˈnopolist n
moˌnopoˈlistic adj
moˌnopoˈlistically adv

Monopoly

(məˈnɒpəlɪ)
n
(Games, other than specified) trademark a board game for two to six players who throw dice to advance their tokens around a board, the object being to acquire the property on which their tokens land

mo•nop•o•ly

(məˈnɒp ə li)

n., pl. -lies.
1. exclusive control of a commodity or service that makes possible the manipulation of prices.
2. the exclusive possession or control of something.
3. something that is the subject of such control, as a commodity or service.
4. a company or group that has such control.
5. the market condition that exists when there is only one seller.
[1525–35; < Latin monopōlium < Greek monopṓlion=mono- mono- + -pōlion, derivative of pōleîn to sell]

monopoly

an exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices. — monopolist, n.monopolistic, adj.
See also: Trade

monopoly

Exclusive control of the market supply of a product or service.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monopoly - (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one sellermonopoly - (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller; "a monopoly on silver"; "when you have a monopoly you can ask any price you like"
market, marketplace, market place - the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold; "without competition there would be no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace"
economic science, economics, political economy - the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
corner - a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; "a corner on the silver market"
2.monopoly - exclusive control or possession of something; "They have no monopoly on intelligence"
ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, dominance, control - the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
3.monopoly - a board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a dieMonopoly - a board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product

monopoly

noun
Exclusive control or possession:
Translations
إحْتِكاراحْتِكَارٌ
monopol
monopol=-monopol
monopoli
monopol
monopólium
einokun; einkaleyfi
独占
독점
monopolismonopolizuotivisiškai užvaldyti
monopols
monopol
monopol
ระบบผูกขาด
sự độc quyền

monopoly

[məˈnɒpəlɪ]
A. N (lit, fig) → monopolio m
B. CPD Monopolies and Mergers Commission N (Brit) organismo regulador de monopolios y fusiones encargado de velar por la libre competencia

monopoly

[məˈnɒpəli] n
(= control) → monopole m
a state-owned monopoly → un monopole d'État
to constitute a monopoly → constituer un monopole
to abolish a monopoly → abolir un monopole
monopoly over sth → monopole sur qch
to have a monopoly over sth → avoir le monopole de qch
monopoly on sth → monopole sur qch
(fig)monopole m
to have a monopoly on sth → avoir le monopole de qch
Doctors don't have a monopoly on morality → Les médecins n'ont pas le monopole de la morale. Monopolies and Mergers Commission

Monopoly®

n (= game)Monopoly® nt; Monopoly money (inf: = large amount) → Wahnsinnssummen pl (inf); (pej: = foreign currency) → ausländisches Geld, Spielgeld nt (pej)

monopoly

n
(lit)Monopol nt; monopoly positionMonopolstellung f; coal is a government monopolyder Staat hat das Kohlenmonopol or das Monopol für Kohle; Monopolies and Mergers Commission (Brit) britisches Kartellamt
(fig) to have the or a monopoly on or of somethingetw für sich gepachtet haben (inf); you haven’t got a monopoly on meich bin doch nicht dein Eigentum

Monopoly

® [məˈnɒpəlɪ] n (game) → monopoli ® m

monopoly

[məˈnɒpəlɪ] nmonopolio

monopoly

(məˈnopəli) plural moˈnopolies noun
the sole right of making or selling something etc. This firm has a local monopoly of soap-manufacturing.
moˈnopolize, moˈnopolise verb
1. to have a monopoly of or over. They've monopolized the fruit-canning industry.
2. to take up the whole of (eg someone's attention). She tries to monopolize the teacher's attention.

monopoly

احْتِكَارٌ monopol monopol Monopol μονοπώλιο monopolio monopoli monopole monopol monopolio 独占 독점 monopolie monopol monopol monopólio монополия monopol ระบบผูกขาด tekel sự độc quyền 垄断地位
References in classic literature ?
It indeed is, as we have said, generally gainful for a person to contrive to make a monopoly of anything; for which reason some cities also take this method when they want money, and monopolise their commodities.
He found that he had a natural aptitude for the more muscular domestic duties, and his energy in this direction enchanted Nutty, who before his advent had had a monopoly of these tasks.
He had happened upon one of those delightful friendships without any suspicion of sex in them of which the American girl had the monopoly.
Stock companies whose paper capital totalled more than $500,000,000 were organized to break it down; and from first to last the success of the telephone was based much less upon the monopoly of patents than upon the building up of a well organized business.
A boy from the town, trenching on Smith's monopoly, was selling papers with the afternoon's news.
You are angry because Agatha has infringed your monopoly.
They were straitened on one side by the rivalry of the Hudson's Bay Company; then they had no good post on the Pacific where they could receive supplies by sea for their establishments beyond the mountains; nor, if they had one, could they ship their furs thence to China, that great mart for peltries; the Chinese trade being comprised in the monopoly of the East India Company.
And thus all the resources of taxation might by degrees become the subjects of federal monopoly, to the entire exclusion and destruction of the State governments.
Daylight still engaged in daring speculations, as, for instance, at the impending outbreak of the Japanese-Russian War, when, in the face of the experience and power of the shipping gamblers, he reached out and clutched practically a monopoly of available steamer-charters.
No one with a specialty can hope to have a monopoly of it.
From that time, the Hudson's Bay Company enjoyed a monopoly of the Indian trade from the coast of the Pacific to the Rocky Mountains, and for a considerable extent north and south.
Pickup and his pupils a complete monopoly of all the profit which could be extracted, in their line of business, from the feebly-buttoned pocket of the patron, and the inexhaustible credulity of the connoisseur.