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competitor

[ kuhm-pet-i-ter ]
/ kəmˈpɛt ɪ tər /
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noun

a person, team, company, etc., that competes; rival.

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Origin of competitor

First recorded in 1525–35; from Latin competītor “rival for an office,” equivalent to com-com- + petītor “seeker, claimant” (see petitor)

synonym study for competitor

See opponent.

OTHER WORDS FROM competitor

com·pet·i·tor·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for competitor

competitor
/ (kəmˈpɛtɪtə) /

noun

a person, group, team, firm, etc, that vies or competes; rival
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