-poly, -pole, -polism, -polist, -polists, -polistic, -polistically +

(Greek: used as a suffix; sale, selling; one who sells; pertaining to selling, to sell; trade, barter)

Don’t confuse this -poly with another poly- which means “many, much” or with -polis, "city".

A condition of free enterprise without restriction as to the number of sellers of a given product.
Someone who sells unguents or perfumery. An unguent is a salve for soothing or healing; an ointment.
1. The selling of unguents or perfumery.
2. Sales of a salve for soothing and healing.
3. From Latin, unguentum, from unguere, "to anoint".
oligopolist, oligopolists
Someone who is part of a small number of producers or sellers.
oligopoly, oligopolies
1. An economic condition in which there are so few suppliers of a particular product that their actions can have a significant impact on prices and on their competitors.
2. A state of limited competition when a market is shared by a small number of producers or sellers.
3. An economic market with few competing producers.
4. Etymology: the suffix -poly, -polies, -polistic used in these words DO NOT refer to the prefix poly-, "many"; but to -poly, meaning, "selling, trading".

The retail gas market is a good example of oligopoly because there is a small number of firms that control a large majority of the market.

Oligopolistic markets are characterised by interactivity. The decisions of one firm influences, and are influenced by, the decisions of the other related firms.

Someone who interprets dreams for a price.
Dealing in the sale of dream interpretations.
The business of selling paper.
A place where drugs are sold; an apothecary's shop.
A market or sales condition characterized by many sellers of a product or service.
1. The selling of hot meat.
2. The keeping of a thermopolion; a public house of antiquity where hot liquors were sold.
1. A seller of sweets; such as, candy or dried fruit.
2. Confectioner, someone who makes confections (sweet preparation of fruit, candy, cakes, cookies, etc.) to sell.
The selling of sweets; such as, candies, cakes, cookies, etc.
1. Selling videos.
2. Video sales.
1. One who sells timber; a timber-merchant.
2. A dealer in wooden objects or one who sells various kinds of wood or wooden objects.