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Principal Translations
competencia nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (rivalidad entre personas)  (rivalry, often commercial)competition, rivalry nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 En las rebajas se produce una dura competencia entre los clientes.
  There's fierce rivalry (or: competition) between the competitors in the tournament.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
competencia nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (empresas: del mismo sector)  (commercial, often used as plural)the competition nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  rival nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Los bancos siempre quieren robar clientes a la competencia.
 Banks always want to poach customers from the competition.
 Banks always want to poach customers from their rivals.
 
Additional Translations
competencia nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (legal: capacidad legítima)  (power or capacity, often legal)competency, power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El juez penal no tiene competencia en cuestión de herencias.
competencia nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (aptitud para hacer algo)  (abilities)competence nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La gran competencia del ingeniero es la causa de su éxito profesional.
  She's undoubtedly a woman of great competence, but she lacks the human touch, I feel.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
competencia nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (incumbencia, responsabilidad)  (field of action)responsibility nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Ese problema no es de mi competencia.
  You've come to the wrong office -- that's not one of my responsibilities.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
competencia nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). AmL (competición deportiva)  (in sport)competition nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Esta semana se celebra una competencia de motos.
  I'll be taking part in the next bodybuilding competition.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
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Compound Forms:
asunto de su competencia question of competence
competencia desleal loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala"). (prácticas no ortodoxas)unfair competition nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
competencia estatal nf + adj (que compete al Estado)state competition nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
libre competencia free competition
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