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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Competition \Com'pe*ti"tion\, noun [L. competition. See {Compete}.] The act of seeking, or endeavoring to gain, what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time; common strife for the same objects; strife for superiority; emulous contest; rivalry, as for approbation, for a prize, or as where two or more persons are engaged in the same business and each seeking patronage; -- followed by for before the object sought, and with before the person or thing competed with.

Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be. --Bacon.

A portrait, with which one of Titian's could not come in competition. --Dryden.

There is no competition but for the second place. --Dryden.

Where competition does not act at all there is complete monopoly. --A. T. Hadley.

Syn: Emulation; rivalry; rivalship; contest; struggle; contention; opposition; jealousy. See {Emulation}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times"

2: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants [syn: {contest}, {competition}]

3: the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place" [syn: {competition}, {contention}, {rivalry}] [ant: {cooperation}]

4: the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing" [syn: {rival}, {challenger}, {competitor}, {competition}, {contender}]

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