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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Competition  \Com`pe*ti"tion\,  n.  [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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  competition 
  n  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}] 
  3:  the  act  of  competing  as  for  profit  or  a  prize:  "the  teams 
  were  in  fierce  contention  for  first  place"  [syn:  {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},  {contender}] 




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