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competition

noun

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1 a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize
  • a competition between two fierce football rivals

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2 one who strives for the same thing as another
  • tried to analyze his major competition in the tennis tournament

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  • noncompetitor
3 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another
  • the intense competition for bragging rights to being the city's best French restaurant

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The first known use of competition was in 1579

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“Competition.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/competition. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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