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rival

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈraɪvəl/
a person, company, product, etc. competing with others for the same thing or in the same area: The strong pound will leave large sections of British manufacturing uncompetitive against rivals in the rest of Europe.rival for sth They are rivals for the top job.rival to sb/sth Linux is an operating system and thus a rival to Windows. your main/closest/biggest rival
(Definition of rival noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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