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competition

com·pe·ti·tion

competition

 
 
pronunciation:
kam p tI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or act of competing.
Athletics is particularly appealing for those who enjoy competition.Competition for jobs in the film industry can be fierce.Their daughter and our son are in competition for first place.
 
synonyms:
contention, rivalry
similar words:
challenge, clash, conflict, one-upmanship, opposition, race, strife, struggle, war
definition 2: a specific instance of competing, such as a contest or game.
The diving competition will be held tomorrow.
 
synonyms:
bout, contest, game, match, meet, sport
similar words:
battle, event, fight, one-on-one, race, rivalry, run, tournament, tourney
definition 3: the person or persons against whom one competes (prec. by the).
How is the competition preparing for the race?
synonyms:
adversary, antagonist, competitor, contestant, opponent, opposition, rival
similar words:
challenger, foe
definition 4: the striving of business firms against one another to secure trade.
Competition should bring prices down for consumers.
similar words:
free enterprise, laissez faire
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