Definitions for competition
ˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ əncom·pe·ti·tion
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word competition.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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The prize of beauty was disputed ’till you were seen; but now all pretenders have withdrawn their claims: there is no competition but for the second place.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.
Competition is a rivalry where two or more parties strive for a common goal which cannot be shared: where one's gain is the other's loss (an example of which is a zero-sum game). Competition can arise between entities such as organisms, individuals, economic and social groups, etc. The rivalry can be over attainment of any exclusive goal, including recognition: Competition occurs in nature, between living organisms which co-exist in the same environment. Animals compete over water supplies, food, mates, and other biological resources. Humans usually compete for food and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth, power, prestige, and fame when in a static, repetitive, or unchanging environment. Competition is a major tenet of market economies and business, often associated with business competition as companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers. Competition inside a company is usually stimulated with the larger purpose of meeting and reaching higher quality of services or improved products that the company may produce or develop. Competition is often considered to be the opposite of cooperation, however in the real world, mixtures of cooperation and competition are the norm. In economies, as the philosopher R. G. Collingwood argued "the presence of these two opposites together is essential to an economic system. The parties to an economic action co-operate in competing, like two chess players". Optimal strategies to achieve goals are studied in the branch of mathematics known as game theory. Competition has been studied in several fields, including psychology, sociology and anthropology. Social psychologists, for instance, study the nature of competition. They investigate the natural urge of competition and its circumstances. They also study group dynamics, to detect how competition emerges and what its effects are. Sociologists, meanwhile, study the effects of competition on society as a whole. Additionally, anthropologists study the history and prehistory of competition in various cultures. They also investigate how competition manifested itself in various cultural settings in the past, and how competition has developed over time.
Competition refers to a situation or circumstance in which entities such as individuals, organizations, or companies, vie against each other to achieve a common goal, often accompanied by a reward. This can entail anything from resources, recognition, awards, or superiority in a specific field. Competition can occur naturally, as seen among species in the natural ecosystem, or be generated intentionally, such as in a sporting event or business environment.
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 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
Ms Stepanova's participation as a neutral athlete in international competition is still subject to acceptance by the organizer of the competition in question, in accordance with the rules of that competition.
Science would be ruined if (like sports) it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialties. The rare scholars who are nomads-by-choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.
There shouldn't be competition for competition's sake, competition is an element, a tool, that permits a larger goal, which is better attention to the user.
Competition between individuals sets one against the other and undermines morale, but competition between organizations builds morale and encourages creativity.
We all need to go faster because it's a very competitive world out there, we see competition from Europe, we see competition from Israel, we see competition from China, from the Russians.
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Translations for competition
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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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