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Definition of competing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of different ideas, interests, explanations, etc.) unable to exist comfortably or be true at the same time There were several competing accounts of what actually happened that night.
  2. 2(of different products, services, or businesses) each trying to get the attention of possible customers and be more successful than others competing brands of diet soda
  3. 3used to describe the different teams or players in a sports competition Five competing teams will vie for the trophy.
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