What does Competition mean?

Definitions for Competition
ˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ ənCom·pe·ti·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. competition(noun)

    a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers

    "business competition can be fiendish at times"

  2. contest, competition(noun)

    an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

  3. competition, contention, rivalry(noun)

    the act of competing as for profit or a prize

    "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. competition(Noun)

    The action of competing.

    The competition for this job is strong.

    Etymology: From competitio, from competere, from peto.

  2. competition(Noun)

    A contest for a prize or award.

    The newspaper is featuring a competition to win a car.

    Etymology: From competitio, from competere, from peto.

  3. competition(Noun)

    The competitors in such a contest.

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

    Etymology: From competitio, from competere, from peto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Competition(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Competition

    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. competition

    1. The struggle for a cake of ice in hell. 2. The life of trade, and the death of the trader.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Competition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1061

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Competition' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1516

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Competition' in Nouns Frequency: #443

How to pronounce Competition?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Competition in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Competition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Competition in a Sentence

  1. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(c)(p)- my trench town created reggae is a spiritual mission, not a competition, or something to follow aimlessly with blind ambition. It is sacrosanct, and for a healing of the nation. This is all embodied in my- reggae education/r.A.S.P.E.C.T1

  2. Lynn Helms:

    OPEC still is our main competition, but what you're seeing now is the Bakken becoming the swing producer, something that has happened relatively quickly because of efficiencies in drilling and completion technology.

  3. Makan Delrahim:

    We are now one step closer to strengthening competition for high-quality 5G networks that will benefit American consumers nationwide.

  4. Air Force:

    While the Air Force strategy is still in development, the current plan is to conduct a full and open competition ... for up to 22 GPS 3 space vehicles broken into two- to three blocks.

  5. Derek Lindsey:

    First-time home buyers continue to be crowded out by competition from investor sales. Price pressures from low inventory present another headwind to first-time buyers.

Images & Illustrations of Competition

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Translations for Competition

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  • kompetisieAfrikaans
  • منافسةArabic
  • конкуренция, съперничество, съревнование, състезаниеBulgarian
  • competició, competènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • soupeření, konkurování, konkurence, soutěžCzech
  • konkurrenceDanish
  • Konkurrenz, WettbewerbGerman
  • ɖikekeEwe
  • συναγωνισμός, διαγωνισμός, ανταγωνισμόςGreek
  • konkursoEsperanto
  • competencia, competiciónSpanish
  • võistlusEstonian
  • رقابتPersian
  • kilpailu, kisaFinnish
  • concurrence, concours, compétitionFrench
  • kompetysjeWestern Frisian
  • iomaidhIrish
  • תחרותHebrew
  • प्रतियोगिता, प्रतिस्पर्धाHindi
  • verseny, versengésHungarian
  • մրցույթ, մրցակցությունArmenian
  • concorrenza, gara, concorso, competizioneItalian
  • コンペ, コンテスト, 大会, 競争, コンクールJapanese
  • შეჯიბრიGeorgian
  • 競爭, 경기, 경쟁 시험, 경쟁, 경진 대회Korean
  • berêkane, sîbaq, hevrikî, riberiz, reqabet, misabiqe, hawirkan, pêşbazî, pêşbirkKurdish
  • наптревар, натпревар, конкуренцијаMacedonian
  • മത്സരംMalayalam
  • persaingan, pertandinganMalay
  • toernooi, competitie, concurrentieDutch
  • konkurs, rywalizacja, zawodyPolish
  • competição, concurso, concorrênciaPortuguese
  • competiție, concurs, concurențăRomanian
  • состязание, соперничество, соревнование, конкуренция, конкурсRussian
  • súťažSlovak
  • konkurrens, tävlingSwedish
  • పందెము, పోటీ, పోటీచేయుTelugu
  • مقابلہUrdu
  • cuộc thi, cạnh tranhVietnamese

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    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    • A. pluck
    • B. hypernym
    • C. ternion
    • D. whitewash

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