Competition definition

kŏmpĭ-tĭshən
A contest, or match.
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The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
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The person or persons against whom one competes.
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A competitor.

The competition has cornered the market.

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(ecol.) The struggle among individual organisms for food, water, space, etc. when the available supply is limited.
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(ecology) The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
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The act of competing; rivalry.
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Opposition, or effective opposition, in a contest or match.
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Rivalry in business, as for customers or markets.
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Rivalry between two or more businesses striving for the same customer or market.
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Official participation in organized sport.
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A test of skill or ability; a contest.

A skating competition.

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The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry.
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The definition of a competition is a contest, sports match or rivalry.

The Super Bowl is an example of a competition.

American Idol is an example of a competition.

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Rivalry, as between two individuals or entities, a quest to secure an advantage over another; in business, rivalry for customers or a share of the marketplace. See unfair competition.
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(uncountable) The action of competing.

The competition for this job is strong.

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(countable) A contest for a prize or award.

The newspaper is featuring a competition to win a car.

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(uncountable, collectively) The competitors in such a contest.

The new stain remover was ten times more effective than the competition.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
competition
Plural:
competitions

Origin of competition

  • From French compétition, from Late Latin competitio, from competere, from Latin petō.

    From Wiktionary