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/məˈnäpəlē/,
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monopolies, plural;
  1. The exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service
    • - his likely motive was to protect his regional monopoly on furs
  2. The exclusive possession, control, or exercise of something
    • - men don't have a monopoly on unrequited love
  3. A company or group having exclusive control over a commodity or service
    • - areas where cable companies operate as monopolies
  4. A commodity or service controlled in this way
    • - electricity, gas, and water were considered to be natural monopolies
  5. A board game in which players engage in simulated property and financial dealings using imitation money. It was invented in the US and the name was coined by Charles Darrow c.1935


  1. (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller; "a monopoly on silver"; "when you have a monopoly you can ask any price you like"
  2. exclusive control or possession of something; "They have no monopoly on intelligence"
  3. a board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die
  4. (monopolize) have and control fully and exclusively; "He monopolizes the laser printer"
  5. In economics, a monopoly (from Greek monos / μονος (alone or single) + polein / πωλειν (to sell)) exists when a specific individual or an enterprise has sufficient control over a particular product or service to determine significantly the terms on which other individuals shall have access to it ...
  6. Cinnamon Toast Crunch (previously called Cinnamon Grahams in the UK but now called Curiously Cinnamon, known as Croque-Cannelle in French Canada) is a brand of breakfast cereal produced by General Mills and Nestle. The cereal was first produced in 1984. ...
  7. Monopoly is an American television game show based on the board game of the same name. It aired on ABC from June 16 to September 1, 1990. Mike Reilly, a former Jeopardy! contestant, hosted while Charlie O'Donnell announced.
  8. Monopoly is a board game published by Parker Brothers, a subsidiary of Hasbro. The game is named after the economic concept of monopoly, the domination of a market by a single entity.
  9. There have been more than a dozen video game adaptations of Parker Brothers' highly successful board game Monopoly.
  10. A monopole (literally "monopoly" in French) is an area (often a vineyard) controlled by a single winery, and can be as small as a lieu-dit or as large as an entire appellation d'origine contrôlée.
  11. A situation, by legal privilege or other agreement, in which solely one party (company, cartel etc.) exclusively provides a particular product or service, dominating that market and generally exerting powerful control over it; An exclusive control over the trade or production of a commodity or ...
  12. (monopolize) To have a monopoly on something; To dominate something by excluding everyone else
  13. (Monopolies) Companies in restraint of trade or about to contravene the Competition Act 1998 can be referred to the Competition Commission whose powers have been increased in line with the tougher stance implemented in Europe. ...
  14. (Monopolies) form Section IV. of the budget, and include in the first place the salt revenue (£T1, 227,750), which is assigned to the Public Debt Administration, and tobacco revenues of which the larger part, £ T86 5,737, is assigned to the same administration, the total (including share of ...
  15. (monopolies) market situations in which one group has control of the supply of a good or a service and new groups are prevented from entering the market
  16. Whether you want to use the polyphonic tuner to get in tune or prefer to go the chromatic routethis pedal has you covered. ...
  17. The only seller with control over market sales.
  18. A condition where, for a particular product, one firm dominates the world or regional market.
  19. A market structure with only a single seller of a commodity or service dealing with a large number of buyers which results in closing entry into the industry to potential competitors. ...
  20. Monopoly is a marketplace structured such that it is supplied by one marketer, or one marketer has an overwhelming marketshare. There is thus no material competition in the marketplace. ...
  21. Any commercial process in which one seller controls prices and supply of a product.
  22. A company that has an unfair advantage over competitors in an area of business.
  23. In Economics, the situation in which one producer is the sole provider of goods and can therefore choose what price to charge. ...
  24. The state that exists when one person or company is the exclusive provider of goods or services.