Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stock-market condition wherein two rival buyers exert a controlling influence on numerous sellers.

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  • noun An economic condition in which a two number of buyers exert control over the market price of a commodity.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[duo– + Greek opsōniā, purchasing of provisions (from opsōnein, to buy food : opson, cooked food; see epi in Indo-European roots + ōnē, buying, from ōneisthai, to buy; see wes- in Indo-European roots).]

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By analogy with monopsony based on Greek δυο (dyo, "two") + ὀψωνία (opsōnia, "purchase").

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  • A stock-market condition wherein two rival buyers exert a controlling influence on numerous sellers.

    Or a badly named doowop group. ;->

    August 7, 2007