mega·​cor·​po·​ra·​tion | \ ˌme-gə-ˌkȯr-pə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce megacorporation (audio) \

Definition of megacorporation

: a huge and powerful corporation

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Recent Examples on the Web Enter entrepreneurs like Wishy, billionaires like Indianapolis Colts' owner Jim Irsay and megacorporations with overseas connections. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, "Inside the mad rush for medical masks among entrepreneurs and billionaire donors," 10 Apr. 2020 At the top of the food chain is Shinra, a megacorporation that controls the city’s energy, security and media, and sits only a few dystopian notches away from the likes of Facebook and Google. Jason Schreier, New York Times, "After Years of Anticipation, Final Fantasy VII Fans Get Their Reboot," 9 Apr. 2020 Are innovation and entrepreneurship diminishing under the weight of megacorporations? Diego Mendoza-moyers,, "Trinity’s Luis Martinez, professor of entrepreneurship," 10 Feb. 2020 Rising economic inequality and the creation of monopolistic megacorporations also threaten democracy. Ganesh Sitaraman, The New Republic, "The Collapse of Neoliberalism," 23 Dec. 2019 In this alternate world, Teddy Roosevelt never became president and never fought the rise of megacorporations. Matthew Gault, Time, "The 10 Video Games We Can't Wait to Play This Fall," 26 Aug. 2019 Still, despite a blind sprint by just about every network and megacorporation to OTT supremacy, there are shows that resist our instinct to hyper-consume. Jason Parham, WIRED, "In Praise of Euphoria, the Perfect Anti-Binge TV Show," 6 Aug. 2019 His efforts to save her, once the megacorporation Buy-n-Large (their maker) comes for her, is as authentic as Hawkeye’s return for Cora, or Jack’s sacrifice for Rose. Vogue, "The 55 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time," 1 Feb. 2019 The book’s characters can be augmented to perform certain actions or tasks, scrived objects are a range of artificial intelligences, and megacorporations loom over everyday life, grinding out the people who buy their wares or work for them. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Foundryside is a cyberpunk adventure wrapped in an epic fantasy novel," 23 Dec. 2018

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Megacorporation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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: an extremely large and powerful corporation

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