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Monopoly Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die
  • exclusive control or possession of something; "They have no monopoly on intelligence"
  • (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller; "a monopoly on silver"; "when you have a monopoly you can ask any price you like"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller; "a monopoly on silver"; "when you have a monopoly you can ask any price you like" ,
  • exclusive control or possession of something; "They have no monopoly on intelligence" ,
  • a board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die

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Monopoly Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In economics, a monopoly (from the Greek monos, one + polein, to sell) is when a product or service can only be bought from one supplier. In many places, utilities such as telephone service or cable television are monopolies. The market is owned/dominated mainly by one company.

Many countries, including the United States, have laws to stop companies from having a monopoly.



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Monopoly Sample Sentences in News


  • Monopoly Game Keeps Growing at Age 80, With Help From ‘Frozen'
    Special editions of Monopoly cover everything from the New England Patriots to “The Walking Dead” TV show. Monopoly’s ceaseless reinvention has helped bolster demand in a era when kids are engrossed in smartphones and tablets. A key driver: a 2013 token contest that let people vote out one of Monopoly’s game pieces and choose a new one to take its place. Read more on this news related to 'Monopoly'
  • Hartford In Running For New Monopoly Game Space
    The timeless Hasbro board game Monopoly turns 80 this year and Hartford, yes Hartford, CT, has a chance to be on the coveted Boardwalk space in the new anniversary version, Monopoly Here and Now. Read more on this news related to 'Monopoly'
  • A Game of Monopoly With the Woman Who Wrote the Book on It
    Playing Monopoly—which so often begins with cheerful ambition and devolves, after weary hours, into a sighing slog toward a lonely end—seems not entirely unlike writing a book. Time stretches on, the table gets cluttered. The writer Mary Pilon has become an expert in moving things along. If you play by the official rules, she insists, Monopoly need not last mo Read more on this news related to 'Monopoly'

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