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  1. monopoly

    • IPA[məˈnäpəlē]

    美式

    • n.
      the exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or service;a company or group having exclusive control over a commodity or service
    • noun: monopoly, plural noun: monopolies

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    • 1. the exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or service his likely motive was to protect his regional monopoly on furs
    • a company or group having exclusive control over a commodity or service areas where cable companies operate as monopolies
    • a commodity or service in the exclusive control of a company or group electricity, gas, and water were considered to be natural monopolies
    • the exclusive possession, control, or exercise of something men don't have a monopoly on unrequited love
    • 2. trademark a board game in which players engage in simulated property and financial dealings using imitation money. It was invented in the US and introduced in 1933 by Charles Darrow; a forerunner of the game had been patented on 5 January 1904 as ‘The Landlord's Game’ by Elizabeth J. Magie.
    • n.
      money regarded as having no real existence or value: the Monopoly money we'd won playing internet stocks while dot-com fever swept the nation

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      money regarded as having no real existence or value: the Monopoly money we'd won playing internet stocks while dot-com fever swept the nation

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a capitalist system typified by trade monopolies in the hands of a few people.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a capitalist system typified by trade monopolies in the hands of a few people.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      a UK government body designed to investigate and report on activities relating to the setting ...

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[məˈnɒpəli]

    英式

    • n.
      the exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or service: the state's monopoly of radio and television broadcasting

    Oxford Dictionary