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Related to duopsony: oligopsony
n. pl. du·op·so·nies
A stock-market condition wherein two rival buyers exert a controlling influence on numerous sellers.
[duo- + Greek opsōniā, purchasing of provisions (from opsōnein, to buy food : opson, cooked food; see epi in Indo-European roots + ōnē, buying, from ōneisthai, to buy; see wes- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Commerce) a set of circumstances where two opposing buyers have an impact on sellers by forcing down their prices
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the market condition that exists when there are only two buyers. — duopsonistic, adj.See also: Trade
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