- ol·i·gop·o·lis·tic [ol-i-gop-uh-lis-tik], /ˌɒl ɪˌgɒp əˈlɪs tɪk/, adjective
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How to use oligopoly in a sentence
Many consumer verticals are tough to penetrate given big tech and related oligopoly.8 investors discuss Stockholm’s maturing startup ecosystem | Mike Butcher | February 19, 2021 | TechCrunch
The college is an oligopoly that is not beneficial to those paying the programs.An edtech startup founded by the son of Tony Blair gets $44 million | Lucinda Shen | January 19, 2021 | Fortune
At the time there was a really strong perception that every strong technology market would be winner-takes-all when in reality, many markets are oligopoly markets.Why so many valuable startups seem like the dumbest idea at first | Lucinda Shen | November 13, 2020 | Fortune
British Dictionary definitions for oligopoly
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
- oligopolistic, adjective
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Cultural definitions for oligopoly
Control over the production and sale of a product or service by a few companies.
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