What does competition mean?

Definitions for competition
ˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ əncom·pe·ti·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word competition.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. competitionnoun

    a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers

    "business competition can be fiendish at times"

  2. contest, competitionnoun

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

  3. competition, contention, rivalrynoun

    the act of competing as for profit or a prize

    "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. competitionnoun

    The action of competing.

    The competition for this job is strong.

    Etymology: From competitio, from competere, from peto.

  2. competitionnoun

    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. competitionnoun

    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. Competitionnoun

    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

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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. The European Commission:

    The proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns because of the limited overlaps and the presence of other strong players on all markets.

  2. Gunilla Lindberg:

    The competition sites remain on schedule for the Games but the organizers need to maintain their focus, as some delivery dates are very close to the start of the test events, it is important that Pyeongchang 2018 delivers these events successfully and, in particular, the first events next February, in order to create a solid basis for its planning and preparations for the Games.

  3. Doug Collins:

    This information is key in helping determine whether anticompetitive behavior is occurring, whether our antitrust enforcement agencies should investigate specific issues and whether or not our antitrust laws need improvement to better promote competition in the digital markets.

  4. Shaun White:

    In my mind, I've decided this will be my last competition, a sad and surreal moment. But joyous, as well. I kind of reflected on things I've done and looked at the sun going down and went, ‘Wow, next time I’m here, I won't be stressed about learning tricks or worried about some competition thing.

  5. Lloyd Austin:

    We’re in competition with China, but we don’t have to be in a conflict.

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Translations for competition

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  • kompetisieAfrikaans
  • منافسةArabic
  • съперничество, съревнование, конкуренция, състезаниеBulgarian
  • competència, competicióCatalan, Valencian
  • soupeření, konkurence, soutěž, konkurováníCzech
  • konkurrenceDanish
  • Wettbewerb, KonkurrenzGerman
  • ɖikekeEwe
  • ανταγωνισμός, συναγωνισμός, διαγωνισμόςGreek
  • konkursoEsperanto
  • competición, competenciaSpanish
  • võistlusEstonian
  • رقابتPersian
  • kilpailu, kisaFinnish
  • concours, compétition, concurrenceFrench
  • kompetysjeWestern Frisian
  • iomaidhIrish
  • תחרותHebrew
  • 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
  • შეჯიბრიGeorgian
  • 경진 대회, 競爭, 경쟁, 경쟁 시험, 경기Korean
  • sîbaq, pêşbirk, hevrikî, riberiz, reqabet, berêkane, misabiqe, pêşbazî, hawirkanKurdish
  • натпревар, конкуренција, наптреварMacedonian
  • മത്സരംMalayalam
  • persaingan, pertandinganMalay
  • toernooi, concurrentie, competitieDutch
  • konkurs, zawody, rywalizacjaPolish
  • competição, concurso, concorrênciaPortuguese
  • competiție, concurență, concursRomanian
  • состязание, конкурс, конкуренция, соревнование, соперничествоRussian
  • súťažSlovak
  • tävling, konkurrensSwedish
  • పోటీచేయు, పోటీ, పందెముTelugu
  • مقابلہUrdu
  • cuộc thi, cạnh tranhVietnamese

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