- 1The activity or condition of competing: there is fierce competition between banks at this conservatory, competition for admissions is stiffMore example sentences
- The firm received $240,000 for its work, facing no competition for the contract.
- TV stations ought to refrain from excessive competition for ratings.
- Young wasn't aware of any tendering or competition for the contract.
- 1.1An event or contest in which people compete: a beauty competitionMore example sentences
- All team competitions were a round robin affair with each team playing the other once.
- There are levels of hospitality appropriate for different competitions and events.
- We all go to Sydney's events and competitions so she has all the support she needs.
- 1.2 [in singular] The person or people with whom one is competing, especially in a commercial or sporting arena; the opposition: I walked around to check out the competitionMore example sentences
- The company works ruthlessly to destroy any competition before the competition even gets a chance to mount a challenge in the marketplace.
- Just be careful that you don't pan to the left or right to check out the competition.
- Some, outside Scottish football, underestimate the competition.
- 1.3 Ecology Interaction between organisms, populations, or species, in which birth, growth and death depend on gaining a share of a limited environmental resource.More example sentences
- In prehistoric times, natural disasters and competition with other species were the main causes.
- Plant and animal competition is most marked on fertile soils of eutrophic forests and grasslands.
- In the present study, small individuals of this species died in competition with large ones in field trials.
early 17th century: from late Latin competitio(n-) 'rivalry', from competere 'strive for' (see compete).