What does competition mean?

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

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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.

  2. competitionnoun

    A contest for a prize or award.

    The newspaper is featuring a competition to win a car.

  3. competitionnoun

    The competitors in such a contest.

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

  4. Etymology: From competitio, from competere, from peto.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. COMPETITIONnoun

    Etymology: from con and petitio, Latin.

    The ancient flames of discord and intestine wars, upon the competition of both houses, would again return and revive. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    A portrait, with which one of Titian’s could not come in competition. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    Though what produces any degree of pleasure, be in itself good, and what is apt to produce any degree of pain be evil, yet often we do not call it so, when it comes in competition: the degrees also of pleasure and pain have a preference. John Locke.

    We should be ashamed to rival inferiours, and dishonour our nature by so degrading a competition. John Rogers, Serm. v.

    Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be. Francis Bacon.

    The prize of beauty was disputed ’till you were seen; but now all pretenders have withdrawn their claims: there is no competition but for the second place. Dryden.

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. Neinor Chief Executive Juan Velayos:

    We want to lead the residential developer market in Spain, and to do that we need a big land bank, in 2015 there was hardly any competition and we could buy a large part of the suitable land available in Spain. Now there's more competition and less land.

  2. Ike Lalji:

    I guarantee if she goes there she will just focus on the competition, she will not get involved in her cause, it's a compromise.

  3. Rebecca Slaughter:

    We know that non-compete clauses can limit employee mobility and competition even in states where non-compete clauses are legally unenforceable.

  4. Tobias Deschner:

    It could be that sharing of food resources by chimpanzees, gorillas and forest elephants in Loango National Park in Gabon result in increased competition and sometimes even in lethal interactions between the two great ape species.

  5. Sam Clovis:

    I do think that this time he is going to have a lot more competition for the votes. I think that Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum are both really jockeying for that hardcore evangelical vote.

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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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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    • A. integrity
    • B. investigating
    • C. accommodation
    • D. scrutiny

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