One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person or business that has a monopoly.
- ‘It is the essence of monopoly that the monopolist has the power to set the price of his product, which is effected by altering the amount that is supplied.’
- ‘It labels the company a monopolist in violation of federal law and mandates reform.’
- ‘That has left top managers with the daunting task of persuading some of the world's biggest monopolists to all but change their worldviews.’
- ‘The characteristic feature of monopoly prices is the monopolist's defiance of the wishes of the consumers.’
- ‘It is a fact that the software producer has been judged to be a monopolist.’
- ‘So the monopolist will set a price or produce a quantity which will maximize its profits, other things being equal.’
- ‘Over various periods, how did U.S. Steel act ‘as if’ it was a monopolist or near-monopolist and still survive?’
- ‘As monopolists, oligarchs initially exploited the system.’
- ‘Indeed, non-competitive contracts with convicted monopolists would seem to be expressly what these laws should allow to be exposed.’
- ‘It's a reminder of how much market power a monopolist holds in shaping a culture.’
- ‘Large firms with considerable market power in principle could act as monopolists and abuse their market power by raising prices.’
- ‘This would create a more dynamic industry, in which indies could compete more equally with the broadcasting monopolists.’
- ‘The New Deal, in fact, enabled cooperatives to act as monopolists in so many ways by providing mandatory production controls that eliminated uncontrollable surpluses.’
- ‘Output restriction simply means that the monopolist and its employees work less hard.’
- ‘It was followed, at the end of the 15th cent., by the Merchant Venturers of London, monopolists of the expanding cloth industry's overseas trade.’
- ‘When you talk about withdrawing your services from the sick, it's just like the monopolists using monopoly power.’
- ‘They now seem to resemble an unscrupulously privatised enterprise that was formerly a monopolist on the domestic market.’
- ‘A monopolist can determine the market price for its product and can be described as a price maker rather than a price taker.’
- ‘If the owner reaches an agreement with the two state-owned monopolists, they might withdraw their claims and save the company from insolvency.’
- ‘This is because the behaviour of a rational monopolist will be to market the goods at a price which is higher than that prevailing under ordinary competitive conditions.’
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