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competitor

noun
     
com‧pet‧i‧tor [countable]
1 a person, team, company etc that is competing with another:
Last year they sold twice as many computers as their competitors.
major/main competitors
The company's four major competitors have nothing to rival the new product.
2 someone who takes part in a competition:
Two of the competitors failed to turn up for the race.

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