Monopolistic Mo*nop`o*lis"tic (m[-o]*n[o^]p`[-o]*l[i^]s"t[i^]k), a. Of or pertaining to a monopolist. --North Am. Rev. [1913 Webster]

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  • monopolistic — mo‧nop‧o‧lis‧tic [məˌnɒpəˈlɪstɪk◂ ǁ məˌnɑː ] adjective ECONOMICS controlling or trying to control an industry or business activity completely by not allowing other companies to compete fairly: • monopolistic market conditions • Unfair… …   Financial and business terms

  • monopolistic — (adj.) 1858; see MONOPOLY (Cf. monopoly) + ISTIC (Cf. istic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • monopolistic — adjective Acting in the manner of a monopoly. The antitrust laws try to prevent monopolistic behavior. See Also: oligopolistic …   Wiktionary

  • monopolistic — mo|nop|ol|is|tic [məˌnɔpəˈlıstık US ˌna: ] adj controlling or trying to control an industry or business activity completely ▪ The company wants to maintain its monopolistic position …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • monopolistic — [[t]mənɒ̱pəlɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you refer to a business or its practices as monopolistic, you mean that it tries to control as much of an industry as it can and does not allow fair competition …   English dictionary

  • monopolistic — adjective controlling or trying to control something completely, especially an industry or business activity: monopolistic corporations …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • monopolistic — adjective see monopolist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monopolistic — See monopolism. * * * …   Universalium

  • monopolistic — mo|nop|o|lis|tic [ mə,napə lıstık ] adjective relating to a MONOPOLY in business …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • monopolistic — mÉ™ nÉ‘pÉ™ lɪstɪk / nÉ’ adj. of or pertaining to a monopolist, of single ownership …   English contemporary dictionary

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