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noun competition pronunciation in American English /ˌkɑmpəˈtɪʃ(ə)n/ 
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the activities of companies that are trying to be more successful than others

    Competition has intensified in recent months.

    fierce/stiff competition:

    They were faced with fierce competition.

    competition between/among:

    intense competition between the financial institutions

    competition from:

    Competition from cheaper imports is making life tough for manufacturers.

    1. a.
      the activities of people who are trying to get something that other people also want
      competition for:

      The competition for jobs is fiercer than ever.

      competition between/among:

      It's normal for there to be competition between brothers and sisters.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of competition
    2. b.
      the efforts of people who are trying to win prizes
      competition for:

      Competition for the title will be fierce.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of competition
  2. 2
    [countable] an organized event in which people try to win prizes by being better than other people
    enter a competition:

    He entered a competition in the local newspaper.

    win/lose a competition:

    They should have a good chance of winning the competition.

    competition to do something:

    a competition to find a name for the new project

  3. 3

    the competition

    the person, company, or thing that someone is competing with

    Let's look at what the competition is doing and do it better.



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