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competition

noun attempt to equal, bout, challenge, combat, conflict, contentio, contest, corrivalry, encounter, engagement, open contest, opposition, outrivalry, pitting of strength, pitting of wits, race, rivalry, scramble, strife, striving for superiority, struggle for superiority, trial of suueriority, vying for ascendance
Associated concepts: competitive bidding, competitive class, competitive examination, fair competition, free and open competition, unfair competition, unreasonable interrerence with competition
See also: conflict, contention, opposition, rival, strife, struggle
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It is combination versus competition, a thousand centuries long struggle, in which competition has always been worsted.
But the trusts themselves arose out of competition," Mr.
While you diligently pursued that favorite phantom of yours, called profits, and moralized about that favorite fetich of yours, called competition, even greater and more direful things have been accomplished by combination.
At this stage the labourers still form an incoherent mass scattered over the whole country, and broken up by their mutual competition.
The growing competition among the bourgeois, and the resulting commercial crises, make the wages of the workers ever more fluctuating.
This organisation of the proletarians into a class, and consequently into a political party, is continually being upset again by the competition between the workers themselves.
Wage-labour rests exclusively on competition between the laborers.
A new species of strategy has sprung out of this hunting and trapping competition.
A corollary of the highest importance may be deduced from the foregoing remarks, namely, that the structure of every organic being is related, in the most essential yet often hidden manner, to that of all other organic beings, with which it comes into competition for food or residence, or from which it has to escape, or on which it preys.
Not until we reach the extreme confines of life, in the arctic regions or on the borders of an utter desert, will competition cease.
Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Richard Brown extended congratulations to UPEI business case competition students on their recent results at competitions throughout the first academic semester.
Student competitions are one of MTNA's most successful, long-term programs.

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