competition

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1) N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft adj N, N prep Competition is a situation in which two or more people or groups are trying to get something which not everyone can have.

There's been some fierce competition for the title...

It was in these studios that young painters found the support and stimulating competition of peers.

2) N-SING: usu the N The competition is the person or people you are competing with.

I have to change my approach, the competition is too good now.

3) N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft adj N, N prep Competition is an activity involving two or more firms, in which each firm tries to get people to buy its own goods in preference to the other firms' goods.

The deal would have reduced competition in the commuter-aircraft market...

The farmers have been seeking higher prices as better protection from foreign competition...

Clothing stores also face heavy competition from factory outlets.

4) N-UNCOUNT The competition is the goods that a rival organization is selling.

The American aerospace industry has been challenged by some stiff competition.

5) N-VAR A competition is an event in which many people take part in order to find out who is best at a particular activity.

...a surfing competition...

The council has organised a series of events and competitions for school children in the area...

He will be banned from international competition for four years.


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