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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
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