[ol-i-gop-uh-lee] /ˌɒl ɪˈgɒp ə li/
the market condition that exists when there are few sellers, as a result of which they can greatly influence price and other market factors.
Compare , (def 1).
noun (pl) -lies
(economics) a market situation in which control over the supply of a commodity is held by a small number of producers each of whom is able to influence prices and thus directly affect the position of competitors
1887, from Medieval Latin oligopolium, from Greek oligos “little, small,” in plural, “the few” (see oligo-) + polein “to sell” (see monopoly).
oligopoly [(ol-i-gop-uh-lee, oh-li-gop-uh-lee)]
Control over the production and sale of a product or service by a few companies.
[ol-i-gop-suh-nee] /ˌɒl ɪˈgɒp sə ni/ noun 1. the market condition that exists when there are few buyers, as a result of which they can greatly influence price and other market factors. /ˌɒlɪˈɡɒpsənɪ/ noun (pl) -nies 1. a market situation in which the demand for a commodity is represented by a small number of purchasers
oligoptyalism ol·i·go·pty·a·lism (ŏl’ĭ-gō-tī’ə-lĭz’əm, -gŏp-tī’-) n. Slight or scanty secretion of saliva.
oligoria ol·i·go·ri·a (ŏl’ĭ-gôr’ē-ə) n. An abnormal lack of interest in one’s surroundings or relationships, as occurs in depression.
[ol-i-goh-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid] /ˌɒl ɪ goʊˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any carbohydrate yielding few monosaccharides on hydrolysis, as two, three, or four. /ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈsækəˌraɪd; -rɪd/ noun 1. any one of a class of carbohydrates consisting of a few monosaccharide units linked together Compare polysaccharide oligosaccharide ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride (ŏl’ĭ-gō-sāk’ə-rīd’) n. A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small […]