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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.
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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
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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]
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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
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

monopoly

Exclusive control of the market supply of a product or service.
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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
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monopoly

noun
Exclusive control or possession:
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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Monopoly

® [məˈnɒpəlɪ] n (game) → monopoli ® m

monopoly

[məˈnɒpəlɪ] nmonopolio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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
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