duopoly
noun (plural -lies) Etymology: duo- + -poly (as in monopoly) Date: 1920 1. an oligopoly limited to two sellers 2. preponderant influence or control by two political powers • duopolistic adjective

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  • duopoly — du‧op‧o‧ly [djuˈɒpəli ǁ duˈɑː ] noun duopolies PLURALFORM [countable usually singular] ECONOMICS a market in which there are only two producers or sellers: • With the merger of Greyhound and Trailways, the bus duopoly has become a monopoly. * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • duopoly — duopoly/duopolistic A market dominated by two producers or suppliers. Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010 …   Law dictionary

  • duopoly — ► NOUN (pl. duopolies) ▪ a situation in which two suppliers dominate a market …   English terms dictionary

  • duopoly — [do͞o äp′ə lē, dyo͞oäp′ə lē] n. [ DUO + (MONO)POLY] control of a commodity or service in a given market by only two producers or suppliers …   English World dictionary

  • Duopoly — For other uses, see Duopoly (disambiguation). A true duopoly (from Greek dyo / δυο (two) + polein / πωλειν (to sell)) is a specific type of oligopoly where only two producers exist in one market. In reality, this definition is generally used… …   Wikipedia

  • duopoly — [[t]dju͟ːɒ̱pəli[/t]] duopolies 1) N VAR If two companies or people have a duopoly on something such as an industry, they share complete control over it and it is impossible for others to become involved in it. 2) N COUNT A duopoly is a group of… …   English dictionary

  • duopoly — UK [djuːˈɒpəlɪ] / US [duˈɑpəlɪ] noun [countable] Word forms duopoly : singular duopoly plural duopolies business a) a situation in which two companies, people, or groups control something such as a business activity or industry b) two companies,… …   English dictionary

  • duopoly — /dju: ɒpəli/ noun the existence of only two producers or suppliers in a market ● The duopoly meant that the two businesses collaborated to keep prices at very high levels. ● When they took over their only competitor in the market, the duopoly… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • duopoly — A market in which there are only two producers or sellers of a particular product or service and many buyers. The profits in such an imperfect form of competition are in practice usually less than could be achieved if the two suppliers merged to… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • duopoly — /dooh op euh lee, dyooh /, n., pl. duopolies. the market condition that exists when there are only two sellers. Cf. monopoly (def. 1), oligopoly. [1915 20; DUO + (MONO)POLY] * * * …   Universalium

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