Competition

Definition of Competition

Com`pe`ti´tion
n.1.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.

Related Words

antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, championship, clashing, collision, competitor, concours, conflict, contention, contrariety, contrariness, corrival, cross-purposes, cutthroat competition, disaccord, dissension, emulation, enmity, event, fractiousness, friction, game, gamesmanship, hostility, inimicalness, jockeying, lifemanship, meet, meeting, negativeness, noncooperation, obstinacy, one-upmanship, oppugnancy, perverseness, recalcitrance, refractoriness, rencontre, repugnance, strife, striving, struggle, tournament, tug-of-war, uncooperativeness, vying, warfare
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