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noun [countable] contest pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑnˌtest/ 
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  1. 1
    a competition, especially one in which people's skill in a particular activity or sport is tested

    a contest between the two top-rated tennis players in the world

    a singing/poetry contest

  2. 2
    a situation in which two or more people or groups are competing to gain power or an advantage

    the contest for the lottery franchise

    She has now withdrawn from the presidential contest.

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