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Definition of "competition" []

  • The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry. (noun)
  • A test of skill or ability; a contest: a skating competition. (noun)
  • Rivalry between two or more businesses striving for the same customer or market. (noun)
  • A competitor: The competition has cornered the market. (noun)
  • Ecology The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "competition" in a sentence
  • "Then, journals were created merely to meet the demand, and news was given as it actually occurred; whereas, now, the competition has produced a change that any one can appreciate, when it is remembered to what a _competition in news_ must infallibly lead."
  • "In my humble opinion, the Knight Foundation competition is not just *a competition* by *a foundation*; it is a competition intentionally designed by one of the biggest DEpendent media companies in the USA with the main management goal of developing ‘Manufacturing of Consent 2.0′."
  • "His main competition is Carrie Underwood at over 5x platinum."