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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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competitivenesscom‧pet‧i‧tive‧ness /kəmˈpetətɪvnəs/ noun [uncountable]  1 BBEFFICIENTthe ability of a company, country, or a product to compete with others New machinery has enhanced the company’s productivity and competitiveness. Europe’s competitiveness in international markets2 COMPETE WITH/TRY TO BEATthe desire to be more successful than other people Her enthusiasm and competitiveness rubbed off on everyone.
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competitivenessKeisha's enthusiasm and competitiveness rubbed off on the rest of the sales team.It is of concern within the single market since it distorts the operation of the labour market and competitiveness.It is hardly surprising that real wages rose less rapidly than productivity and hence that profitability and competitiveness improved.The nature of the learning experiences in each room eliminates another barrier, competitiveness.To enhance innovation, technology transfer, productivity, and industrial competitiveness through academic-industrial partnerships.It measures a country's competitiveness in world markets.As the yen has climbed against the dollar over the past year, the country's competitiveness has suffered.And with the competitiveness come a few nicks and bruises.
From Longman Business Dictionarycompetitivenesscom‧pet‧i‧tive‧ness /kəmˈpetətɪvnəs/ noun [uncountable]COMMERCEECONOMICS the ability of a product, company, or country to compete with othersThe currency’s higher value will hurt competitiveness by making Taiwan’s exports more expensive for foreign buyers. external competitiveness
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