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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


  • Lottery to end Monopoly game as losses pile up
    A Monopoly-themed lottery game that never caught on with players is being canceled this month, but not before racking up about $500,000 in losses for the Hoosier Lottery. Lottery officials in the 23 states ... Read more on this news related to 'Monopoly'
  • Hoosier Lottery to drop unpopular Monopoly game Dec. 26 as losses continue to pile up
    A Monopoly-themed lottery game that never caught on with players is being canceled this month, but not before racking up about $500,000 in losses for the Hoosier Lottery. Read more on this news related to 'Monopoly'
  • Sales in MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB(TM) Lottery Game to Be Suspended Dec. 26
    Sales in the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB lottery game in its current format will be suspended Dec. 26 across the country, lottery officials said today. Read more on this news related to 'Monopoly'

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