Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to a monopoly or to a system of monopolies; of a kind promoted by monopoly; existing for the maintenance of a monopoly: as, monopolistic abuses; a monopolistic corporation.
- adj. Acting in the manner of a monopoly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a monopolist.
- adj. having exclusive control over a commercial activity by possession or legal grant
- monopoly + -istic (Wiktionary)
“In fact, Amazon was the one who was trying to use their market dominance as a tool to set prices, which is what we call monopolistic behavior.”
“Intel executives could see it coming, but as is their fiduciary obligation, they try to stay in monopolistic control on the laptop market for as long as they could.”
“Whether or not they also engage in monopolistic pricing is still up for debate (remember that software has extremely low marginal costs).”
“A company creates a monopoly when it engages in monopolistic behavior. (that is, taking action of some sort to limit competition).”
“Does that mean I never, ever, ever engage in monopolistic policies?”
“A similar group of organized men from the Second Ward objected to the way Jackson, in monopolistic fashion, put his exclusive liberties above the collective good.”
“Software companies in monopolistic houses shouldn’t throw stones!”
“This, of course, is the essence of what economists call monopolistic competition.”
“The resulting so called monopolistic profits are described either as the consequence of economic power or an indication that it is present.”
“If the Mexicans are indeed supporting Sineloa by arresting their opponents in greater numbers and seizing their weapons stockpiles, whether to try to regain some kind of monopolistic order via a deal with the devil or simply from corruption, then it makes sense their oppnents are having to come across our more porous border for supplies rather than seeking real military grade weapons from further South where the Mexicans actually practice border security.”
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