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monopoly

US [məˈnɑpəli]
UK [məˈnɒpəli]
  • n.垄断;独占;专利;专营服务
  • Web大富翁;专卖;垄断者
Plural Form:monopolies  
Monopoly
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n.
1.
~ (in/of/on sth)
垄断;专营服务;被垄断的商品(或服务)the complete control of trade in particular goods or the supply of a particular service; a type of goods or a service that is controlled in this way
In the past central government had a monopoly on television broadcasting.
过去,中央政府对电视节目播放实行垄断。
Electricity, gas and water were considered to be natural monopolies.
电、煤气和水垄断经营过去被认为是理所当然的。
2.
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~ in/of/on sth
独占;专利;专利品the complete control, possession or use of sth; a thing that belongs only to one person or group and that other people cannot share
Managers do not have a monopoly on stress.
并不只是经营管理者有压力。
A good education should not be the monopoly of the rich.
良好的教育不应该成为富人的专利。
3.
“大富翁”(棋类游戏,游戏者以玩具钞票买卖房地产)a board game in which players have to pretend to buy and sell land and houses, using pieces of paper that look like money

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