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- n. One who has, or attempts to acquire, a monopoly on something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who monopolizes; one who has a monopoly; one who favors monopoly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who monopolizes or possesses a monopoly; one who has exclusive command or control of any branch of trade or article of commerce; specifically, a buyer up of the whole of a commodity in market for the purpose of selling at an advanced price; one having a license or privilege granted by authority for the sole buying or selling of any commodity. See monopoly.
- n. One who obtains, assumes, or occupies anything to the exclusion of others: as, a monopolist of advantages.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who monopolizes the means of producing or selling something
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Do you mean to say that the monopolist is actually a monopsonist in an input market and a monopolist in the output market?
"Do you mean to say that the monopolist is actually a monopsonist in an input market and a monopolist in the output market?"
This differs from the case where a monopolist is able to make * additional* return based not on invested capital but on his unique monopoly position.
This presumption only holds when creativity by anyone other than the monopolist is ignored.
I can hardly see how a company can be called a monopolist if you can get the same or almost the same product for free from your home computer.
A definition of a monopolist is a company that is without market discipline that cannot be overcome through legal private intervention.
He listened to Bletherley with a marked disapproval, and opened a vigorous defence of that ancient tradition of loyalty that Bletherley had called the monopolist institution of marriage.
Bletherley had called the monopolist institution of marriage.
He is called a monopolist, "although he had never bought or sold a grain of wheat."
To her, prudence was the true method of making your fortune; good management consisted in filling your granaries with wheat, rye, and flax, and waiting for a rise at the risk of being called a monopolist, and clinging to those grain-sacks obstinately.