Definition of the competition
: a person or group that one is trying to succeed against : a person or group that one is competing with He sized up the competition looking to see who his toughest opponent would likely be. Don't let the competition know our trade secrets. In my opinion, this restaurant has no competition. It's so much better that all the others.
Word by Word Definitions
: the act or process of competing : rivalry: such as
: the effort of two or more parties acting independently to secure the business of a third party by offering the most favorable terms
: active demand by two or more organisms or kinds of organisms for some environmental resource in short supply
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