Borrowed from French compétition, from Late Latin competītiō, competītiōnem, from Latin competō, from con- + petō.
competition (countable and uncountable, plural competitions)
- The action of competing, or being in battle or rivalry over something.
- The competition for this job is strong.
- A contest for a prize or award.
- The newspaper is featuring a competition to win a car.
- The competitors in such a contest. [quotations ▼]
- The new stain remover was ten times more effective than the competition.
- contest competition
- economic competition
- monopolistic competition
- non-price competition
- perfect competition
- unfair competition
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