Definition: Competition

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Borrowed from French compétition, from Late Latin competītiō, competītiōnem, from Latin competō, from con- + petō.


competition (countable and uncountable, plural competitions)

  1. (uncountable) The action of competing, or being in battle or rivalry over something.
    The competition for this job is strong.
  2. (countable) A contest for a prize or award.
    The newspaper is featuring a competition to win a car.
  3. (uncountable, collectively) The competitors in such a contest.
    The new stain remover was ten times more effective than the competition.

Derived terms

  • competitional
  • competitioner
  • contest competition
  • economic competition
  • monopolistic competition
  • non-price competition
  • perfect competition
  • unfair competition

Related terms

  • competitive
  • compete
  • competent


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