Origin of oligopoly
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- economics a market situation in which control over the supply of a commodity is held by a small number of producers each of whom is able to influence prices and thus directly affect the position of competitors
C20: from oligo- + Greek pōlein to sell, on the model of monopoly
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Word Origin and History for oligopolistic
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Control over the production and sale of a product or service by a few companies.
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