Part of speech: noun

Contention for the same object; rivalry.

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Usage examples "competition":

  1. Our barrage preceding an infantry attack actually swept over them, and they gave themselves up for lost, but escaped from the British shells and the German shells which burst all round them and seemed in competition for their lives. - "From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917", Philip Gibbs.
  2. My own gratification never can come in competition with either." - "Marriage", Susan Edmonstone Ferrier.
  3. On the second occasion of his competition he defeated La Harpe. - "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.