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direct competitor

noun [C]
 
 
a person or business who is competing with another to sell the same product or service: The government agency rejected the idea that the combined companies would harm competition, noting that the two parties aren't direct competitors. The California ports are direct competitors when it comes to the South American fruit market.
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