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1. competition

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpəˈtɪʃən'] a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers.

Synonyms

  • price competition
  • price war

Antonyms

  • soothe
  • brave
  • differ

Etymology

  • competitio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Competition

  • predisposition
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  • presupposition
  • decomposition
  • statistician
  • reimposition
  • redeposition
  • redefinition
  • precondition
  • pediatrician
  • obstetrician
  • mathematician
  • malnutrition
  • geriatrician
  • fondkommission
  • extradition
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  • superstition
  • requisition
  • recondition
  • recognition
  • proposition
  • premonition
  • preignition
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  • exposition
  • expedition
  • electrician

How do you pronounce competition?

Pronounce competition as ˌkɑmpəˈtɪʃən.

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How do you spell competition? Is it competiton ?

A common misspelling of competition is competiton

Example sentences of the word competition


1. Noun, singular or mass
Your diet the week prior to your fitness competition can make or break your success.

Quotes containing the word competition


1. There's a misconception that survival of the fittest means survival of the most aggressive. The adjective 'Darwinian' used to refer to ruthless competition; you used to read that in business journals. But that's not what Darwinian means to a biologist; it's whatever leads to reproductive success.
- Steven Pinker

2. Humor is the oxygen of children's literature. There's a lot of competition for children's time, but even kids who hate to read want to read a funny book.
- Sid Fleischman

3. You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don't make moves and when you don't climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you're not competition.
- Nicki Minaj

2. competition

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpəˈtɪʃən'] an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants.

Synonyms

  • playoff
  • chicken
  • athletic competition
  • match
  • spelldown
  • field trial
  • athletic contest
  • cliffhanger
  • contest
  • spelling contest
  • tournament
  • championship
  • series
  • race
  • bout
  • spelling bee
  • tourney
  • athletics
  • trial
  • game
  • social event

Antonyms

  • unloved
  • unpopular
  • nonworker
  • winner

Etymology

  • competitio (Latin)

3. competition

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpəˈtɪʃən'] the act of competing as for profit or a prize.

Synonyms

  • group action
  • contention
  • rivalry

Antonyms

  • worst
  • male monarch
  • male aristocrat
  • king

Etymology

  • competitio (Latin)

4. competition

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpəˈtɪʃən'] the contestant you hope to defeat.

Synonyms

  • champion
  • semifinalist
  • runner-up
  • queen
  • champ
  • foe
  • favourite
  • enemy
  • front-runner
  • challenger
  • street fighter
  • world-beater
  • title-holder
  • tier
  • competitor
  • contender
  • contestant
  • tilter
  • favorite
  • king
  • finalist
  • second best
  • scratch
  • comer

Antonyms

  • loser
  • antagonist
  • conformist
  • queen

Etymology

  • competitio (Latin)
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