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competition

noun com·pe·ti·tion \ˌkäm-pə-ˈti-shən\

: 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>
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Examples of COMPETITION

  1. Prices are lower when there is competition among the stores.
  2. Don't let the competition know our trade secrets.
  3. They had a competition to see who could sell the most lemonade.

Origin of COMPETITION

Late Latin competition-, competitio, from Latin competere
First Known Use: 1579

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COMPETITION Defined for Kids

competition

noun com·pe·ti·tion \ˌkäm-pə-ˈti-shən\

Definition of COMPETITION for Kids

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.>
July 29, 2015
indomitable Hear it
incapable of being subdued or conquered
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