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Meaning & Definition of Competition in English

English

Competition

/kɑmpətɪʃən/

noun

1. A business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers

  • "Business competition can be fiendish at times"
    synonym:
  • competition

2. An occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

    synonym:
  • contest
  • ,
  • competition

3. The act of competing as for profit or a prize

  • "The teams were in fierce contention for first place"
    synonym:
  • competition
  • ,
  • contention
  • ,
  • rivalry

4. The contestant you hope to defeat

  • "He had respect for his rivals"
  • "He wanted to know what the competition was doing"
    synonym:
  • rival
  • ,
  • challenger
  • ,
  • competitor
  • ,
  • competition
  • ,
  • contender

Examples of using

I won a prize in the spelling competition.
It's a timed competition.
The Japanese team won the gold medal for this competition.