barrier to entry


barrier to entry
barrier to entry bar‧ri‧er to en‧try [ˌbæriə tʊ ˈentri ǁ -riər-] noun barriers to entry PLURALFORM [countable] ECONOMICS COMMERCE
something that prevents companies entering an industry, for example the need for a lot of capital or strict government regulations:

• The aircraft engine business has high barriers to entry and requires a lot of technological capital.

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barrier to entry UK US noun [C] (plural barriers to entry) (also entry barrier)
COMMERCE, ECONOMICS something, such as official rules or high costs, that makes it difficult for a person or company to get into a particular type of business: »

Capital costs are seen as the key barrier to entry.

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Lack of health insurance is a significant barrier to entry for the next generation of commercial fishermen.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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