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English definition of “league”

league

noun [C] (SPORTS)   /liɡ/
a group of teams or players in a sport who take part in competitions against each other: Our team has the worst record in the league. Do you belong to a bowling league? A league is also a group in which all the players , people , or things are on approximately the same level : His new movie is just not in the same league as his last one (= not as good as the one before).
(Definition of league noun (SPORTS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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