mega·​cor·​po·​ra·​tion | \ˌme-gə-ˌkȯr-pə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of megacorporation 

: a huge and powerful corporation

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Goose Island was the first to sell out to Anheuser-Busch InBev, in 2011, but the megacorporation has acquired another nine craft breweries since then, making the matter increasingly pressing. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Books / Booze / Food & Drink In Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out, the Trib's Josh Noel outlines how Goose Island's sale led to battle lines being drawn in the brewing industry," 29 May 2018 Growing up in Montreal in the 1970s, he was especially taken with science fiction books like Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?—in which sentient robots created by a megacorporation have gone rogue. Vauhini Vara, Fortune, "Can This Startup Break Big Tech’s Hold on A.I.?," 25 June 2018 The other mission was much more involved, tasking us with crossing the city to talk to a mysterious agent—who turned out to be part of Militech, a megacorporation. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Cyberpunk 2077: What we learned in the most mind-blowing game demo we've ever seen," 13 June 2018 And more could pursue this route as Wall Street’s performance demands and technological disruption make the top job at megacorporations less hospitable. Vanessa Fuhrmans, WSJ, "Second Act for Corporate Titans: Startup Whisperers," 1 June 2018 The megacorporation's huge footprint means it's long been a major target for protests that call out its questionable labor practices, spotty record on the environment, and reliance on suppliers animal rights groups say treat their livestock cruelly. Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / News / Animals McDonald’s new West Loop HQ is ‘perfect’ location for protesters to get their messages out," 25 May 2018

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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: an extremely large and powerful corporation

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