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competing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcompetingcom‧pet‧ing /kəmˈpiːtɪŋ/ adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 1 DIFFERENTcompeting stories, ideas etc cannot all be right or accepted 🔊 Several people gave competing accounts of the accident. 🔊 a compromise between competing interests within the organization 🔊 competing claims2 competing products/brands/companies etc
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competingAs there are too few places, comparison between competing claims is necessary.Many perceived the affair as a struggle between the competing claims of parents and teachers over the education of the child.Similarly radicals overstate the degree of unanimity among the medical profession, which is in fact riven with dissension and competing ideologies.I thought it would be fascinating to watch two such competing impulses in the same woman and in women of different classes.They were for ever breaking up each other's fish-weirs and quarrelling over competing interests in pasture and peat cutting.An alternative approach is to recognise the possibility of a more broadly-based balancing of the competing interests involved.Last week's meeting in Paris presented the results of a two-year study of the competing projects.The senior staff have many competing responsibilities.competing interestsEvery managerial decision required trade-offs among competing interests.Instead of the central board of directors foisting decisions on unwilling parties, policy formation reflects endless bargaining between diverse competing interests.This may require the exchange to carry out a balancing act between competing interests.In the ambiguous world of international politics, clear-cut choices between competing interests and values are rare.The legitimate pursuit of competing interests can balance and preserve social and organisational arrangements.They were for ever breaking up each other's fish-weirs and quarrelling over competing interests in pasture and peat cutting.An alternative approach is to recognise the possibility of a more broadly-based balancing of the competing interests involved.But how are competing interests to be assessed?
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