- duopolies1) N-VAR If two companies or people have a duopoly on something such as an industry, they share complete control over it and it is impossible for others to become involved in it.2) N-COUNT A duopoly is a group of two companies which are the only ones which provide a particular product or service, and which therefore have complete control over an industry.
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duopoly — du‧op‧o‧ly [djuˈɒpəli ǁ duˈɑː ] noun duopolies PLURALFORM [countable usually singular] ECONOMICS a market in which there are only two producers or sellers: • With the merger of Greyhound and Trailways, the bus duopoly has become a monopoly. * * * … Financial and business terms
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duopoly — /dju: ɒpəli/ noun the existence of only two producers or suppliers in a market ● The duopoly meant that the two businesses collaborated to keep prices at very high levels. ● When they took over their only competitor in the market, the duopoly… … Marketing dictionary in english
duopoly — A market in which there are only two producers or sellers of a particular product or service and many buyers. The profits in such an imperfect form of competition are in practice usually less than could be achieved if the two suppliers merged to… … Big dictionary of business and management
duopoly — noun (plural lies) Etymology: duo + poly (as in monopoly) Date: 1920 1. an oligopoly limited to two sellers 2. preponderant influence or control by two political powers • duopolistic … New Collegiate Dictionary
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