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, rivalrynoun
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
"the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contendernoun
the contestant you hope to defeat
"he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
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.
Etymology: 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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Competition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1061
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Rank popularity for the word 'Competition' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1516
Rank popularity for the word 'Competition' in Nouns Frequency: #443
The numerical value of Competition in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Competition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
To represent your country at the Games is an unbelievable experience, but to lead out Team GB will be an incredible honor, the biggest in sport, this is my third Olympic Games and it is a very special competition for me. I obviously have great memories of London and I am 100 percent focused on winning here in Rio.
This spending should normalise over the next few years and it will be back in the black, competition permitting, in our view, looking at where domestic and international peers are trading Kuaishou still offers decent upside from the IPO price.
To me, this shows is the end of one geopolitical era, which was about creating a liberal international order, and the beginning of a new one, which is about the competition between China and America.
The competition for that job is tougher for the employer. The employee has choices now.
At a time when we still on speaking terms with AIBA, we had more or less agreed that we will have gender equality in the Olympic competition in Tokyo, you can be assured that whoever organizes the Olympic competition, we will insist on this principle of gender equality for boxing.
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- съперничество, съревнование, конкуренция, състезаниеBulgarian
- competència, competicióCatalan, Valencian
- soupeření, konkurence, soutěž, konkurováníCzech
- Wettbewerb, KonkurrenzGerman
- ανταγωνισμός, συναγωνισμός, διαγωνισμόςGreek
- competición, competenciaSpanish
- kilpailu, kisaFinnish
- concours, compétition, concurrenceFrench
- kompetysjeWestern Frisian
- प्रतिस्पर्धा, प्रतियोगिताHindi
- verseny, versengésHungarian
- մրցակցություն, մրցույթArmenian
- concorso, competizione, gara, concorrenzaItalian
- 競争, 大会, コンペ, コンテスト, コンクールJapanese
- 경진 대회, 競爭, 경쟁, 경쟁 시험, 경기Korean
- sîbaq, pêşbirk, hevrikî, riberiz, reqabet, berêkane, misabiqe, pêşbazî, hawirkanKurdish
- натпревар, конкуренција, наптреварMacedonian
- persaingan, pertandinganMalay
- toernooi, concurrentie, competitieDutch
- konkurs, zawody, rywalizacjaPolish
- competição, concurso, concorrênciaPortuguese
- competiție, concurență, concursRomanian
- состязание, конкурс, конкуренция, соревнование, соперничествоRussian
- tävling, konkurrensSwedish
- పోటీచేయు, పోటీ, పందెముTelugu
- cuộc thi, cạnh tranhVietnamese
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