oligopolistic
adjective see oligopoly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oligopolistic — (adj.) 1939, from OLIGO (Cf. oligo ) little, small, in plural, few + poly, from Gk. polein to sell (see MONOPOLY (Cf. monopoly)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • oligopolistic — See oligopoly. * * * …   Universalium

  • oligopolistic — adjective Having the character of, or dominated by, an oligopoly See Also: monopolistic …   Wiktionary

  • oligopolistic — ol·i·gop·o·lis·tic …   English syllables

  • oligopolistic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|gäpə|listik adjective : of or relating to an oligopoly * * * oligopolistˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑olig …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oligopolistic reaction — An oligopolistic reaction is a concept from economics introduced by Frederick T. Knickerbocker (Oligopolistic Reaction and Multinational Enterprise, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1973) to explain why firms follow rivals into foreign… …   Wikipedia

  • oligopoly — oligopolistic /ol i gop euh lis tik/, adj. /ol i gop euh lee/, n. the market condition that exists when there are few sellers, as a result of which they can greatly influence price and other market factors. Cf. duopoly, monopoly (def. 1). [1890… …   Universalium

  • monopoly and competition — ▪ economics Introduction       basic factors in the structure of economic markets.In economics monopoly and competition signify certain complex relations among firms in an industry. A monopoly implies an exclusive possession of a market by a… …   Universalium

  • Oligopoly — An oligopoly is a market form in which a market or industry is dominated by a small number of sellers (oligopolists). The word is derived, by analogy with monopoly , from the Greek ὀλίγοι (oligoi) few + πόλειν (pólein) to sell . Because there are …   Wikipedia

  • Price war — is a term used in business to indicate a state of intense competitive rivalry accompanied by a multi lateral series of price reductions. One competitor will lower its price, then others will lower their prices to match. If one of the reactors… …   Wikipedia

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