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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monopolistic - having exclusive control over a commercial activity by possession or legal grant
noncompetitive - not involving competition or competitiveness; "noncompetitive positions"; "noncompetitive interest in games"
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Translations

monopolistic

[məˌnɒpəˈlɪstɪk] ADJmonopolístico
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monopolistic

[məˌnɒpəˈlɪstɪk] adjmonopolistique
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monopolistic

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