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anticompetitive Line breaks: anti|com¦peti¦tive
Pronunciation: /ˌantikəmˈpɛtətɪv/

Definition of anticompetitive in English:


(Of regulations, practices, etc.) tending to suppress economic competition: several industries are already under investigation after complaints of anticompetitive behaviour
More example sentences
  • These days we might describe it as an anticompetitive agreement between competitors - perhaps as an illegal cartel had modern anti-trust laws applied.
  • In the European Community, Article 81 of the Treaty prohibits agreements between undertakings which have an anticompetitive effect within the Community and which may affect trade between Member States.
  • Tying ‘per se’, as it is called, has been determined by the Supreme Court to be anticompetitive and illegal.
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