Meaning of COMPETITION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒmpɪtɪʃ(ə)n ]

( competitions)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Competition is a situation in which two or more people or groups are trying to get something which not everyone can have.

There’s been some fierce competition for the title...

It was in these studios that young painters found the support and stimulating competition of peers.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp , oft adj N , N prep


The competition is the person or people you are competing with.

I have to change my approach, the competition is too good now.

N-SING : usu the N


Competition is an activity involving two or more firms, in which each firm tries to get people to buy its own goods in preference to the other firms’ goods.

The deal would have reduced competition in the commuter-aircraft market...

Clothing stores also face heavy competition from factory outlets.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp , oft adj N , N prep


The competition is the goods that a rival organization is selling.

The American aerospace industry has been challenged by some stiff competition.



A competition is an event in which many people take part in order to find out who is best at a particular activity.

...a surfing competition...

He will be banned from international competition for four years.


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