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.
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Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be.
Bacon.
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A portrait, with which one of Titian's could not come in competition.
Dryden.
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There is no competition but for the second place.
Dryden.
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Where competition does not act at all there is complete monopoly.
A. T. Hadley.

Syn. -- Emulation; rivalry; rivalship; contest; struggle; contention; opposition; jealousy. See Emulation.
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