duopsony

noun

du·​op·​so·​ny
-psənē
plural -es
: a market situation in which two rival buyers hold the controlling power of determining the demand for a product or service from a large number of sellers compare monopsony, oligopsony

Word History

Etymology

duo- + Greek opsōnia purchase of victuals, catering, from opsōnein to purchase victuals (from opson prepared food, relish) + -ia -y

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“Duopsony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duopsony. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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