Definitions for COMPETITIONˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
com•pe•ti•tionˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ ən(n.)
the act of competing; rivalry for supremacy, a prize, etc.:
competition between two teams.
a contest for some prize, honor, or advantage:
to enter a competition.
the rivalry offered by a competitor:
small businesses getting competition from the chain stores.
a competitor or competitors.
the struggle among organisms, both of the same and of different species, for food, space, and other vital requirements.
Origin of competition:
1595–1605; < LL competītiō=competī-, var. s. of competere to meet, come together (see compete ) +-tiō-tion ; sense influenced by competitor
a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers
"business competition can be fiendish at times"
an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
competition, contention, rivalry(noun)
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
"the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender(noun)
the contestant you hope to defeat
"he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
competition(noun)ˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ ən
a situation or state of competing
a competition between/among companies for the market share; the competition for the top jobs
competitionˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ ən
a situation in which people all do sth to see who is better
He entered the video competition.; to win a competition
The action of competing.
The competition for this job is strong.
A contest for a prize or award.
The newspaper is featuring a competition to win a car.
The competitors in such a contest.
The new stain remover was ten times more effective than the competition.
Origin: From competitio, from competere, from peto.
the act of seeking, or endeavoring to gain, what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time; common strife for the same objects; strife for superiority; emulous contest; rivalry, as for approbation, for a prize, or as where two or more persons are engaged in the same business and each seeking patronage; -- followed by for before the object sought, and with before the person or thing competed with
Competition in biology, ecology, and sociology, is a contest between organisms, animals, individuals, groups, etc., for territory, a niche, or a location of resources, for resources and goods, for prestige, recognition, awards, mates, or group or social status, for leadership; it is the opposite of cooperation. It arises whenever at least two parties strive for a goal which cannot be shared or which is desired individually but not in sharing and cooperation. Competition occurs naturally between living organisms which co-exist in the same environment. For example, animals compete over water supplies, food, mates, and other biological resources. Humans compete usually for food and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and fame. Competition is also a major tenet in market economy and business is often associated with competition as most companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers, and also competition inside a company is usually stimulated for meeting and reaching higher quality of services or products that the company produce or develop.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The struggle for a cake of ice in hell. 2. The life of trade, and the death of the trader.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'COMPETITION' in Nouns Frequency: #443
Translations for COMPETITION
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of competing; rivalry
Competition makes children try harder.
- meedinging, wedyweringAfrikaans
- competiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- der WettkampfGerman
- συναγωνισμός, ανταγωνισμόςGreek
- versengés; versenyHungarian
- rungtyniavimas, konkurencijaLithuanian
- sacensība; konkurenceLatvian
- konkurranse, tevling (mellom)Norwegian
- tekmovanje, rivalstvoSlovenian
- konkurrens, tävlanSwedish
- yarışma, rekabetTurkish
- 競爭Chinese (Trad.)
- змагання; конкуренціяUkrainian
- مقابلہ ، مسابقہUrdu
- sự cạnh tranhVietnamese
- 竞争Chinese (Simp.)
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