monopsony(redirected from monopsonistic)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial.
n. pl. mo·nop·so·nies
A market situation in which the product or service of several sellers is sought by only one buyer.
[mon(o)- + Greek opsōniā, purchase of food; see duopsony.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
n, pl -nies
(Economics) a situation in which the entire market demand for a product or service consists of only one buyer
[C20: mono- + Greek opsōnia purchase, from opsōnein to buy]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
mo•nop•so•ny(məˈnɒp sə ni)
n., pl. -nies.
the market condition that exists when there is only one buyer for a product or service from a large number of sellers.
[1930–35; mon- + Greek opsōnía shopping, purchase of provisions]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
the market condition that exists when only one buyer will purchase the products of a number of sellers. — monopsonist, n. — monopsonistic, adj.See also: Trade
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A market in which there are multiple suppliers but only one buyer.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||monopsony - (economics) a market in which goods or services are offered by several sellers but there is only one buyer|
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.