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Aug 27, 2002
This week's theme
Words about buying & selling

This week's words
oniomania
duopoly
monopsony
nummary
emptor

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duopoly

Pronunciation (doo-OP-uh-lee, dyoo-)

noun: A market, political, or other situation where the control is in the hands of two persons or groups.

[From duo- (two) + -poly, patterned after monopoly.]

"Deena Mehta says that a duopoly is excellent from the investor's perspective for it keeps both exchanges on their toes. She argues, `Competition always brings the best out of concerns in this country for service till recently was taken for granted.'"
The Battle of the Bourses; Business India; Jun 26, 2000.

"Jennifer Capriati politely denies the popular notion that she alone can break the duopoly of the Williams sisters in this year's championships."
Paul Weaver, Tennis: Wimbledon : Capriati Most Likely to Upstage Sister Act: Serena and Venus Williams Loom in the Semis and Final; The Guardian (London, UK); Jun 25, 2002.

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