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direct competitornoun [C]

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a ​person or ​business who is ​competing with another to ​sell the same ​product or ​service: The ​governmentagencyrejected the ​idea that the ​combinedcompanies would ​harmcompetition, ​noting that the two ​parties aren't ​directcompetitors. The California ​ports are ​directcompetitors when it comes to the South American fruit ​market.
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