Definition of competition
- contractors in competition for the contract to build the new school
- the interspecies competition for food
- a gymnastics competition
- faced tough competition
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.
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: 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
See words that rhyme with competition Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for competition Spanish Central: Translation of competition Nglish: Translation of competition for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of competition for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about competition
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to pay off by making regular payments
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