Definition of competitor in English:


Syllabification: com·pet·i·tor
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpetətər


  • 1An organization or country that is engaged in commercial or economic competition with others: our main industrial competitors
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    • 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.
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    • 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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