noun, plural mo·nop·o·lies.
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Origin of monopoly
OTHER WORDS FROM monopolymo·nop·o·loid, adjectivean·ti·mo·nop·o·ly, adjectivepre·mo·nop·o·ly, noun, plural pre·mo·nop·o·lies, adjectivepro·mo·nop·o·ly, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for monopoly
Joel Klein hates monopolies, but he really loves the private sector.
But, again, companies accustomed to having monopolies rarely innovate.Why Would Comcast Improve When It Could Buy Time Warner Cable Instead?|Daniel Gross|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Goldwater co-chairs a campaign to “stand up to utility monopolies to ensure solar energy remains strong in America.”
The left has been ceded a monopoly on caring about black people, and monopolies are dangerous.
For starters, she notes, Big Energy—especially utility monopolies like Georgia Power—have too much centralized power.The Green Tea Party: Debbie Dooley Battles Big Energy|Michelle Cottle|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Regular taxation, monopolies, mortgages, and loans barely sufficed to provide for the budget.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The tablet should bear that memorable sentence of yours on the first day of your examination, “All monopolies are bad.”East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
Under this system monopolies were common, and among them few were more important than that of the East India Company.
Monopolies, under the name of patents, have been devised to assist and reward those who have chosen the line of pecuniary profit.Decline of Science in England|Charles Babbage
It is not the fault of Conservation that there are extremes in combinations, resulting in trusts or monopolies.
British Dictionary definitions for monopoly (1 of 2)
noun plural -lies
- an enterprise exercising this control
- the product or service so controlled
Derived forms of monopolymonopolism, nounmonopolist, nounmonopolistic, adjectivemonopolistically, adverb
Word Origin for monopoly
British Dictionary definitions for monopoly (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for monopoly
The exclusive control by one company of a service or product.