Simple Definition of competition
: the act or process of trying to get or win something (such as a prize or a higher level of success) that someone else is also trying to get or win : the act or process of competing
: actions that are done by people, companies, etc., that are competing against each other
the competition : a person or group that you are trying to succeed against : a person or group that you are competing with
Full Definition of competition
1 : the act or process of competing : rivalry: as a : the effort of two or more parties acting independently to secure the business of a third party by offering the most favorable terms b : active demand by two or more organisms or kinds of organisms for some environmental resource in short supply
2 : a contest between rivals; also : one's competitors <faced tough competition>
Examples of competition in a sentence
Prices are lower when there is competition among the stores.
Don't let the competition know our trade secrets.
They had a competition to see who could sell the most lemonade.
Origin and Etymology of competition
Late Latin competition-, competitio, from Latin competere
First Known Use: 1579
Rhymes with competition
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COMPETITION Defined for Kids
Definition of competition for Students
1 : the act or process of trying to get or win something others are also trying to get or win
2 : a contest in which all who take part strive for the same thing
3 : all of a person's competitors <He beat the competition.>
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