anticompetitive

adjective

an·​ti·​com·​pet·​i·​tive
ˌan-tē-kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anticompetitive (audio)
: tending to reduce or discourage competition

Examples of anticompetitive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hoping to thwart predictable anticompetitive risks, the EC has called for public comments. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 9 Jan. 2024 That was after the FTC’s successful court appeal that argued that the deal would be anticompetitive (the European Commission had also challenged the deal). Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 19 Dec. 2023 The Apple trial, though, was decided by a federal judge instead of the jury that vindicated Epic with a unanimous verdict that Google had built anticompetitive barriers around the Play Store. CBS News, 19 Dec. 2023 With the verdict set, US District Judge James Donato will hold hearings next month to determine the best way to remedy Google's anticompetitive monopoly power. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 11 Dec. 2023 This is accomplished by prosecuting both price-fixing agreements that harm shoppers and anticompetitive behavior that harms workers, like wage-fixing schemes among rival companies. H. Claire Brown, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A federal court jury has decided that Google’s Android app store has been protected by anticompetitive barriers that have damaged smartphone consumers and software developers, dealing a blow to a major pillar of a technology empire. Michael Liedtke, Fortune, 12 Dec. 2023 The Buy Box may look like a simple design feature, but the FTC alleges that Amazon uses it as an anticompetitive weapon, manipulating consumers and punishing sellers who offer their goods elsewhere at lower prices. WIRED, 26 Sep. 2023 The ongoing Beeper saga has also sparked discourse about interoperability between messaging apps and whether Apple’s tight control over its software systems is justified or anticompetitive. Lauren Goode, WIRED, 19 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anticompetitive was in 1852

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“Anticompetitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticompetitive. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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