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EQUILIBRIUM: The state that exists when opposing forces exactly offset each other and there is no inherent tendency for change. Once achieved, an equilibrium persists unless or until it is disrupted by an outside force.

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OLIGOPOLY: A market structure dominated by a small number of large firms, selling either identical or differentiated products, and significant barriers to entry into the industry. This is one of four basic market structures. The other three are perfect competition, monopoly, and monopolistic competition.

     See also | market structure | firm | industry | oligopoly characteristics | oligopolistic behavior | market control | product differentiation | barrier to entry | concentration ratio | merger | nonprice competition | collusion | cartel | monopoly | monopolistic competition | oligopsony | antitrust laws | technology | economic growth |


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CAPITAL DEPRECIATION

The wearing out, breaking down, or technological obsolescence of physical capital that results from use in the production of goods and services. To paraphrase an old saying, "You can't make a car without breaking a few socket wrenches." In other words, when capital is used over and over again to produce goods and services, it wears down from such use.

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