Economic Definition of monopoly and perfect competition. Defined.
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Term monopoly and perfect competition Definition: Monopoly and perfect competition represent two extremes along a continuum of market structures. At the one extreme is perfect competition, representing the ultimate of efficiency achieved by an industry that is, well, perfectly competitive. Monopoly, at the other extreme, represents the ultimate of inefficiency brought about by the total lack of competition. You can't have less competition than a single firm selling a good.