[muh-nop-uh-liz-uh m]


the existence or prevalence of monopolies.

Nearby words

  1. monopodia,
  2. monopodium,
  3. monopody,
  4. monopolar cautery,
  5. monopole,
  6. monopolist,
  7. monopolistic,
  8. monopolistic competition,
  9. monopolize,
  10. monopoly

Origin of monopolism

First recorded in 1880–85; monopol(y) + -ism

Related formsan·ti·mo·nop·o·lism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for monopolism

  • Inequality of right was therefore the characteristic of this period; Marlo calls it monopolism.