|n.||1.||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.|
|Noun||1.||competition - a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times"|
|2.||competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants|
|3.||competition - the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"|
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
|4.||competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"|