Definition of competitor in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəmˈpedədər/


1An organization or country that is engaged in commercial or economic competition with others: our main industrial competitors
More example sentences
  • ITV has one distinct selling point over most of its competitors in the commercial sector.
  • Patents are often used by big companies to force competitors out of the market.
  • A company could be right in the middle of its launch campaign when a competitor releases a rival product.
rival, challenger, opponent, adversary;
competition, opposition
1.1A person who takes part in an athletic contest.
Example sentences
  • It goes without saying that, for a golf event to be contested fairly, every competitor must play off the same tees.
  • Competition rules state that competitors must be 15 or over because of the nature of the water.
  • He said there was plenty of interest from competitors keen to participate in the games.

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Syllabification: com·pet·i·tor

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