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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Competition \Com`pe*ti"tion\, n. [L. competition. See Compete.] The act of seeking, or endeavoring to gain, what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time; common strife for the same objects; strife for superiority; emulous contest; rivalry, as for approbation, for a prize, or as where two or more persons are engaged in the same business and each seeking patronage; -- followed by for before the object sought, and with before the person or thing competed with.
Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be.
A portrait, with which one of Titian's could not come
There is no competition but for the second place.
Where competition does not act at all there is complete
--A. T. Hadley.
Syn: Emulation; rivalry; rivalship; contest; struggle; contention; opposition; jealousy. See Emulation.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1600, "action of competing," from Latin competitionem (nominative competitio) "agreement, rivalry," noun of action from past participle stem of competere (see compete). Meaning "a contest for something" is from 1610s. Sense of "rivalry in the marketplace" attested from 1793; that of "entity or entities with which one competes" is from 1961, especially in business.
n. (label en uncountable) The action of compete .
n. a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times"
an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants [syn: contest]
Competition is in general a term commonly applied in both the biological sciences and the economics sciences. Competition in biology and sociology, is a contest between two or more organisms, animals, individuals, groups, etc., for territory, a niche, for a location of resources, for resources and goods, for mates, for prestige, for recognition, for awards, for group or social status, or for leadership. Competition is the opposite of cooperation. It arises whenever at least two parties strive for a goal which cannot be shared or which is desired individually but not in sharing and cooperation. Competition occurs naturally between living organisms which co-exist in the same environment.Keddy, P.A. 2001.
Competition, 2nd ed., Kluwer, Dordrecht. 552 p. For example, animals compete over water supplies, food, mates, and other biological resources. Humans usually compete for food and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth, power, prestige, and fame.
Competition is also a major tenet of market economies and business It is often associated with business competition as most companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers. Also competition inside a company is usually stimulated with the larger purpose of meeting and reaching higher quality of services or improved products that the company may produce or develop.
Competition is any rivalry between two or more parties.
Competition may also refer to:
- Competition (biology), interaction between living things in which the fitness of one is lowered by the presence of another
- Competition (economics), two or more businesses competing to provide goods or services to another party
- Competition (1915 film), a short film directed by B. Reeves Eason
- The Competition (film), a 1980 film starring Richard Dreyfuss
- "Competition" (The Spectacular Spider-Man), an episode of the animated television series The Spectacular Spider-Man
- Competition, Missouri, United States, a town in south central Missouri, about 50 miles northeast of Springfield
- Chatham, Virginia, formerly named Competition, a town in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Competition is a 1915 short film produced by the American Film Manufacturing Company, released by Mutual Film, directed by B. Reeves Eason and Tom Ricketts and starring Charlotte Burton. It was Eason's directional debut, and he also acted in it.
In economics, competition is the rivalry among sellers trying to achieve such goals as increasing profits, market share, and sales volume by varying the elements of the marketing mix: price, product, distribution, and promotion. Merriam-Webster defines competition in business as "the effort of two or more parties acting independently to secure the business of a third party by offering the most favorable terms." In his 1776 The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith described it as the exercise of allocating productive resources to their most highly valued uses and encouraging efficiency, an explanation that quickly found support among liberal economists opposing the monopolistic practices of mercantilism, the dominant economic philosophy of the time. Smith and other classical economists before Cournot were referring to price and non-price rivalry among producers to sell their goods on best terms by bidding of buyers, not necessarily to a large number of sellers nor to a market in final equilibrium.
Later microeconomic theory distinguished between perfect competition and imperfect competition, concluding that perfect competition is Pareto efficient while imperfect competition is not. Competition, according to the theory, causes commercial firms to develop new products, services and technologies, which would give consumers greater selection and better products. The greater selection typically causes lower prices for the products, compared to what the price would be if there was no competition ( monopoly) or little competition ( oligopoly).
Competition is generally accepted as a necessary condition for the coordination of disparate individuals interests via the market process.
It is generally accepted that competition results in lower prices and a greater number of goods delivered to more people. Less competition is perceived to result in higher prices with a fewer number of—and less innovation in—goods delivered to fewer people. As a result, many governments use competition laws to promote competition and regulate against anti-competitive practices.
Competition is an interaction between organisms or species in which the fitness of one is lowered by the presence of another. Limited supply of at least one resource (such as food, water, and territory) used by both can be a factor. Competition both within and between species is an important topic in ecology, especially community ecology. Competition is one of many interacting biotic and abiotic factors that affect community structure. Competition among members of the same species is known as intraspecific competition, while competition between individuals of different species is known as interspecific competition. Competition is not always straightforward, and can occur in both a direct and indirect fashion.
According to the competitive exclusion principle, species less suited to compete for resources should either adapt or die out, although competitive exclusion is rarely found in natural ecosystems. According to evolutionary theory, this competition within and between species for resources plays a very relevant role in natural selection, however, competition may play less of a role than expansion among larger clades, this is termed the 'Room to Roam' hypothesis.
"Competition" the fifth episode of the animated television series The Spectacular Spider-Man, which is based on the comic book character Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. In it, Spider-Man must face the Sandman, a former petty thug who now can manipulate his sand body at will.
"Competition" was written by Kevin Hopps and directed by Troy Adomitis. Hopps and Adomotis each had their respective roles previously in " Interactions." Victor Cook, a developer, producer, and supervising director for The Spectacular Spider-Man, was thrilled to use Sandman because he felt he was "a perfect character for animation." "Competition" aired on March 29, 2008, on the Kids WB! block for The CW. The episode received warm reviews from television critics - IGN wrote that the fight scenes were the greatest of the series at the time.
Usage examples of "competition".
The competition for the two states is won by whichever chord has its neurons activated first, i.
Far from feeling any surprise that some of the cave-animals should be very anomalous, as Agassiz has remarked in regard to the blind fish, the Amblyopsis, and as is the case with the blind Proteus with reference to the reptiles of Europe, I am only surprised that more wrecks of ancient life have not been preserved, owing to the less severe competition to which the inhabitants of these dark abodes will probably have been exposed.
The competition of younger professionals, of wandering backveld Boers and even of poaching natives who had obtained guns, was growing severe.
Alice Aron and Barbara Carollo were two members of the Que Queens who were also on official competition barbeque teams.
How much longer, he wondered, would Bardo the Just allow the competition to go on?
He always stays for the Caddies Cup in mid-September, the last junior competition of the season.
In the rarified world of the celebrity anchor, Cheeta Ching was Queen of the Mountain-and determined to grind her stiletto heels into the eyes of the competition.
There was going to be lots of competition for the ovens, so I had to get to work on my choux paste and bake it off in advance.
The only thing I picked up worth noting was that they cosponsor a rose competition with the River Oaks Garden Club once a year at the VFW hall.
There is keen competition between the stables, but when the Dalai Lama or a minister has a horse running, it is obvious that he has got to come in first.
Kevin Peterson, who had just moved to Dixieland from Little Rock, dominated the competition.
Utopians and dystopians all attempted to display their superior system on worlds where corrupting competition did not exist.
George had been too stupid and Ezra too easygoing to offer any competition.
One other practical consideration would make against realism in such works as those at Varallo, I mean the fact that if the figures were to be portraits of the Varallo celebrities of the time, the whole place would have been set by the ears in the competition as to who was to be represented and with what precedence.
West Coast gearheads who modified small engines for remote-control robotics competitions.