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English noun: competition

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


SamplesBusiness competition can be fiendish at times.


Broader (hypernym)business relation


Narrower (hyponym)price competition, price war

2. competition (event) an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants


Synonymscontest


Broader (hypernym)social event


Narrower (hyponym)athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics, bout, championship, chicken, cliffhanger, dogfight, field trial, game, match, playoff, race, race, series, spelldown, spelling bee, spelling contest, tournament, tournament, tourney, trial

3. competition (act) the act of competing as for profit or a prize


SamplesThe teams were in fierce contention for first place.


Synonymscontention, rivalry


Broader (hypernym)group action


Narrower (hyponym)contest


Antonymscooperation

4. competition (person) the contestant you hope to defeat


SamplesHe had respect for his rivals.
He wanted to know what the competition was doing.


Synonymschallenger, competitor, contender, rival


Broader (hypernym)contestant


Narrower (hyponym)champ, champion, comer, enemy, favorite, favourite, finalist, foe, front-runner, king, queen, runner-up, scratch, second best, semifinalist, street fighter, tier, tilter, title-holder, world-beater









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