Competition



[kom-pi-tish-uh n] /ˌkɒm pɪˈtɪʃ ən/

noun
1.
the act of ; rivalry for supremacy, a prize, etc.:
The competition between the two teams was bitter.
2.
a contest for some prize, honor, or advantage:
Both girls entered the competition.
3.
the rivalry offered by a competitor:
The small merchant gets powerful competition from the chain stores.
4.
a competitor or competitors:
What is your competition offering?
5.
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.
6.
Ecology. the struggle among organisms, both of the same and of different species, for food, space, and other vital requirements.
/ˌkɒmpɪˈtɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of competing; rivalry
2.
a contest in which a winner is selected from among two or more entrants
3.
a series of games, sports events, etc
4.
the opposition offered by a competitor or competitors
5.
a competitor or competitors offering opposition
6.
(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
n.

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)
n.

competition
(kŏm’pĭ-tĭsh’ən)
The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.

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