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Definition of competition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] competition (between/with somebody) (for something) a situation in which people or organizations compete with each other for something that not everyone can have There is now intense competition between schools to attract students. We are in competition with four other companies for the contract. We won the contract in the face of stiff competition.
  2. 2[countable] an event in which people compete with each other to find out who is the best at something a music/photo, etc. competition to enter/win/lose a competition
  3. 3the competition [singular] the people who are competing against someone We'll be able to assess the competition at the conference.
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