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And this federal law transfers money from consumers as a whole to the handful of large companies composing the oligopoly that produces most of the ethanol.
A Long Islander with a teenager's taste for pornography, Stern used to be syndicated by the biggest oligopoly in the radio business, Clear Channel.
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Origin and Etymology of oligopoly
olig- + -poly (as in monopoly)
First Known Use: 1895See Words from the same year
Legal Definition of oligopoly
: a condition in which a few sellers dominate a particular market to the detriment of competition by others
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