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monopoly +‎ -istic


  • IPA(key): /məˌnɒpəˈlɪstɪk/
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monopolistic (comparative more monopolistic, superlative most monopolistic)

  1. Acting in the manner of a monopoly.
    The antitrust laws try to prevent monopolistic behavior.
    • 1948 January and February, “British Railways”, in Railway Magazine, page 1:
      There was a prevailing fear of the effect of large undertakings becoming monopolistic, and Parliament showed itself unwilling to sanction any large groupings.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.
    • 2023 July 26, Ben Jones, “EU open access growth offers pointers for UK hopefuls”, in RAIL, number 988, pages 32–33:
      Dominguez-González explained: "The Spanish market is no longer a monopolistic one, and there is great interest among both the existing open access operators and potential future ones in providing services on other lines."

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