- 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(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
- 3used to describe the different teams or players in a sports competition Five competing teams will vie for the trophy.
NAmE//kəmˈpit̮ɪŋ//[only before noun]