competitiveness

competitiveness com‧pet‧i‧tive‧ness [kəmˈpettɪvns] noun [uncountable] COMMERCE ECONOMICS
the ability of a product, company, or country to compete with others:

• The currency's higher value will hurt competitiveness by making Taiwan's exports more expensive for foreign buyers.

exˌternal comˈpetitiveness
ECONOMICS COMMERCE the ability to sell goods at competitive prices in a foreign country :

• External competitiveness is at the heart of Hungary's success.

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competitiveness UK US / kəmˈpetɪtɪvnəs/ US  /-ˈpeṱəţɪv-/ noun [U] (also competitivity) ECONOMICS
the ability of a business, a country, or a person to compete: »

This deal should help the company's competitiveness at home and abroad.

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Critical revisions may contribute substantially to the performance improvements needed for competitiveness.

See also EXTERNAL COMPETITIVENESS(Cf. external competitiveness)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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