competing - definition and synonyms

 
adjective [only before noun] 

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/kəmˈpiːtɪŋ/
  1. 1
    competing arguments, claims, theories etc cannot all be true or cannot all be dealt with in an equal way

    We have to choose between the competing priorities of industry, health, and education.

  2. 2
    competing teams or organizations are all trying to win a competition

    Four of the competing nations are from South America.