[ ol-i-gop-uh-lee ]
/ ˌɒl ɪˈgɒp ə li /
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OTHER WORDS FROM oligopolyol·i·gop·o·lis·tic [ol-i-gop-uh-lis-tik], /ˌɒl ɪˌgɒp əˈlɪs tɪk/, adjective
Words nearby oligopoly
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Example sentences from the Web for oligopoly
It worked in broadcast TV, when we had three big networks and they operated an oligopoly.
British Dictionary definitions for oligopoly
/ (ˌɒlɪˈɡɒpəlɪ) /
noun plural -lies
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
Derived forms of oligopolyoligopolistic, adjective
Word Origin for oligopoly
C20: from oligo- + Greek pōlein to sell, on the model of monopoly
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Cultural definitions for oligopoly
[ (ol-i-gop-uh-lee, oh-li-gop-uh-lee) ]
Control over the production and sale of a product or service by a few companies.
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