oligopolistic

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Etymology[edit]

From oligopoly +‎ -istic.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɒlɪˌɡɒpəˈlɪstɪk/

Adjective[edit]

oligopolistic (comparative more oligopolistic, superlative most oligopolistic)

  1. Having the character of, or dominated by, an oligopoly
    • 1988 August 5, David Moberg, “Competing Together”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      There was little competition in oligopolistic industries, and "Fordist" production techniques emphasized long production runs, routinized and "deskilled" work, and minimal innovation or attention to quality.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 604:
      Medicine […] is in many cases no less business- and money-oriented than the great oligopolistic corporations.

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