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noun, plural mo·nop·so·nies.
  1. the market condition that exists when there is one buyer.
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Origin of monopsony

1930–35; mon- + Greek opsōnía shopping, purchase of provisions
Related formsmo·nop·so·nist, nounmo·nop·so·nis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monopsonistic


noun plural -nies
  1. a situation in which the entire market demand for a product or service consists of only one buyer
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Derived Formsmonopsonistic, adjective

Word Origin for monopsony

C20: mono- + Greek opsōnia purchase, from opsōnein to buy
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