Definition of competing adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəmˈpiːtɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpiːtɪŋ//
    [only before noun] (North American English)
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  1. 1(of different ideas, interests, explanations, etc.) unable to exist 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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