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Before this it was the visitors who had a virtual monopoly of the early opportunities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Guy Shone said more companies with near monopolies will try to cash in. The Sun (2016)This adulation may weaken, but with his virtual monopoly of the media it is unlikely to do so quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also effectively gave certified doctors monopoly control over medical practice. Sociology (1995)This intellectual monopoly has ended up not just crushing the competition but also destroying itself from within. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Public monopoly services by contrast often exist primarily to serve the interests of their staff. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In mitigation they did have a virtual monopoly on opportunities. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is quite wrong to think that superstars have an exclusive monopoly on great sport. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Protected media monopolies can become arms of government. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We also invest in telecoms and post offices and we like companies that have a monopoly in their area. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The monopoly on the use of force that should rest with the police now rests with the criminals and this has to change. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The former government-owned monopoly has been fending off the separation of its phone and internet arms for years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If it does, more small companies are likely to take on the regional monopolies enjoyed by the big companies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Europe's gas and power monopolies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Policing is a monopoly service. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It remained divided into the senior and other branches, with the senior branch enjoying a virtual monopoly of political and diplomatic work. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In a monopoly industry I do not think that is how we should continue to see pricing done. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But in 2002 China ended his monopoly and invited in the global players. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The merchants were adopting the only practical approach when they insisted that abolition of the Company 's monopoly must precede any further discovery voyages. VOYAGES OF DELUSION: The Search for the North West Passage in the Age of Reason (2002)
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Translations for 'monopoly'
British English: monopoly /məˈnɒpəlɪ/ NOUN
If a company, person, or state has a monopoly on something such as an industry, they have complete control over it.
The cable company had a monopoly on communications on the island.
- American English: monopoly
- Arabic: احْتِكَارٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: monopólio
- Chinese: 垄断地位
- Croatian: monopol
- Czech: monopol
- Danish: monopol
- Dutch: monopolie
- European Spanish: monopolio
- Finnish: monopoli
- French: monopole
- German: Monopol
- Greek: μονοπώλιο
- Italian: monopolio
- Japanese: 独占
- Korean: 독점
- Norwegian: monopol
- Polish: monopol
- European Portuguese: monopólio
- Romanian: monopol
- Russian: монополия
- Spanish: monopolio
- Swedish: monopol
- Thai: ระบบผูกขาด
- Turkish: tekel
- Ukrainian: монополія
- Vietnamese: sự độc quyền
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