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competed, past participle; competing, present participle; competes, 3rd person singular present; competed, past tense;
  1. Strive to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same
    • - universities are competing for applicants
    • - he competed with a number of other candidates
    • - competing political ideologies
  2. Take part in a contest
    • - he competed in numerous track meets as a child

  1. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  2. (competition) a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times"
  3. (competition) contest: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
  4. (competition) the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
  5. (competition) rival: the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
  6. Competition is a contest between individuals, groups, nations, animals, etc. for territory, a niche, or a location of resources. It arises whenever two or more parties strive for a goal which cannot be shared. ...
  7. (Competition (biology)) Competition is an interaction between organisms or species, in which the fitness of one is lowered by the presence of another. Limited supply of at least one resource (such as food, water, and territory) used by both is required. ...
  8. (Competition (economics)) Competition in economics is a term that encompasses the notion of individuals and firms striving for a greater share of a market to sell or buy goods and services. ...
  9. (Competition (The Spectacular Spider-Man)) "Competition" the fifth episode of the animated television series The Spectacular Spider-Man, which is based on the comic book character Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. ...
  10. (The Competition (Dilbert)) This is a list of episodes of the Dilbert animated series in the order that they were aired.
  11. (The Competition (film)) The Competition is a 1980 American drama film starring Richard Dreyfuss and Amy Irving, directed by Joel Oliansky.
  12. To contend emulously; to seek or strive for the same thing, position, or reward for which another is striving; to contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business; as, tradesmen compete with one another
  13. ("Competing") for the purposes of insurance has the following applications -
  14. (Competing) A desire to satisfy one’s interests, regardless of the impact on the other party to the conflict.
  15. (competing) A distributive conflict management strategy exemplified by forcing; emphasizes one party winning at the other party's expense.
  16. (Competition) The struggle between trees to obtain sunlight, nutrients, water and growing space. Every part of the tree, from the roots to the crown, competes for space and food.
  17. (Competition) The effort of two or more vendors to secure the business of a purchaser by the offer of the most favorable terms as to price, quality, promptness of delivery, and/or service.
  18. (Competition) Intra- or intermarket rivalry between or among businesses trying to obtain a larger piece of the same market share.
  19. (Competition) Two or more individuals attempting to secure finite resources for themselves.  Competition can occur with abiotic factors like light, nutrients, living space, water, or biotic factors like mates. ...
  20. (competition) when two or more organisms have the potential for using the same resource
  21. (Competition) Restricts landlord's right to lease nearby space to businesses similar to those of the tenant's. This clause is usually found in leases of retail space.
  22. (Competition) In the domestic market, few companies are free to set prices without carefully evaluating their competitors' pricing policies. This situation is true in exporting, and is further complicated by the need to evaluate the competition's prices in each potential export market.
  23. (Competition) Allowing two or more entities to sell similar goods and services, in this case energy generation, in the same market.
  24. (competition) The struggle among organisms for resources in an ecosystem.
  25. (Competition) Struggle among trees and other vegetation, generally for limited nutrients, light, and water present on a site. Competition can cause reduced tree growth. Severe competition in very dense stands may cause stand stagnation (17).