an·ti·com·pet·i·tive | \-kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv \

Definition of anticompetitive 

: tending to reduce or discourage competition

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The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore now wants to levy fines and reconsider the merger because of the anticompetitive issues, CNBC says. Grace Dobush, Fortune, "Uber's Big Plan to Sell Its Southeast Asia Division May Have Just Fallen Apart," 5 July 2018 But new research is uncovering another anticompetitive threat: large, diversified stock-market investors, such as mutual funds. Kevin Lewis,, "‘An offer you can’t refuse’ from Italian officials," 8 June 2018 Provisions such as this could easily lead to abuse and be deployed for anticompetitive, not protective purposes. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Georgia governor vetoes cyber bill that would criminalize “unauthorized access”," 9 May 2018 Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the majority, said the specialized nature of credit-card transactions justified what in other circumstances might have been anticompetitive conduct. Adam Liptak,, "Supreme Court sides with American Express on merchant fees," 25 June 2018 In addition to eliminating a direct competitor in some lines of business, the deal as proposed would have led to Bayer gaining anticompetitive leverage in other markets, according to the Justice Department. Brian Fung And Caitlin Dewey,, "Justice Department approves Bayer-Monsanto merger in landmark settlement," 29 May 2018 Delrahim has argued that selling off assets is a more effective way to resolve anticompetitive mergers than forcing companies to abide by requirements that must be reviewed by regulators on an ongoing basis. Brian Fung And Caitlin Dewey,, "Justice Department approves Bayer-Monsanto merger in landmark settlement," 29 May 2018 Both of them encourage me to see how a company famous for low prices can still behave in an anticompetitive manner. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "Should the U.S. Break Up Amazon?," 17 May 2018 Of course, putting broadband in the less regulated category meant the FCC would have fewer powers to police anticompetitive practices. Andrew Rice, WIRED, "This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality," 16 May 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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