[kom-pi-tish-uh n] /ˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ ən/
the act of ; rivalry for supremacy, a prize, etc.:
The competition between the two teams was bitter.
a contest for some prize, honor, or advantage:
Both girls entered the competition.
the rivalry offered by a competitor:
The small merchant gets powerful competition from the chain stores.
a competitor or competitors:
What is your competition offering?
Sociology. rivalry between two or more persons or groups for an object desired in common, usually resulting in a victor and a loser but not necessarily involving the destruction of the latter.
Ecology. the struggle among organisms, both of the same and of different species, for food, space, and other vital requirements.
the act of competing; rivalry
a contest in which a winner is selected from among two or more entrants
a series of games, sports events, etc
the opposition offered by a competitor or competitors
a competitor or competitors offering opposition
(ecology) the struggle between individuals of the same or different species for food, space, light, etc, when these are inadequate to supply the needs of all
c.1600, “action of competing,” from Latin competitionem (nominative competitio) “agreement, rivalry,” noun of action from past participle stem of competere (see compete). Meaning “a contest for something” is from 1610s. Sense of “rivalry in the marketplace” attested from 1793; that of “entity or entities with which one competes” is from 1961, especially in business.
competition com·pe·ti·tion (kŏm’pĭ-tĭsh’ən)
The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
- Competitive binding assay
competitive binding assay com·pet·i·tive bind·ing assay (kəm-pět’ĭ-tĭv bīn’dĭng) n. An assay in which a biologically specific binding agent competes for radioactively labeled or unlabeled compounds, used especially to measure the concentration of hormone receptors in a sample by introducing a radioactively labeled hormone.
- Competitive exclusion
noun 1. (ecology) the dominance of one species over another when both are competing for the same resources, etc
- Competitive inhibition
competitive inhibition n. Blockage of the action of an enzyme on its substrate by replacement of the substrate with a similar but inactive compound that can combine with the active site of the enzyme but that is not acted upon or split by the enzyme. Also called selective inhibition.
[kuh m-pet-i-tiv] /kəmˈpɛt ɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by : competitive sports; a competitive examination. 2. well suited for ; having a feature that makes for successful : a competitive price. 3. having a strong desire to or to succeed. 4. useful to a competitor; giving a competitor an advantage: […]