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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pe·ti·tion /ˌkɑmpəˈtɪʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pe·ti·tion n.  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.
    Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be.   --Bacon.
    A portrait, with which one of Titian's could not come in competition.   --Dryden.
    There is no competition but for the second place.   --Dryden.
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a business relation in which two parties compete to gain
           customers; "business competition can be fiendish at
      2: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or
         more contestants [syn: contest]
      3: the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams
         were in fierce contention for first place" [syn: contention,
          rivalry] [ant: cooperation]
      4: the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his
         rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was
         doing" [syn: rival, challenger, competitor, contender]