Origin of competition
Examples from the Web for competition
“Competition is there, of course, but I think there is enough business for everyone as long as the demand is there,” he says.
I am fighting that quota because I am an advocate of competition.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fedaa was an artist from the start, winning first place in a competition when she was six years old.
“The competition is very fierce, we have very good competitors,” he told the Daily Beast.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer|Lloyd Grove|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The Americans were a tool, used by the Safis in the Pech to rid them of their competition in the timber trade,” Zalwar Khan said.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is the principle of individualism, competition, each one for himself and against all the rest.Socialism|John Stuart Mill
Mr. Street: I do not know why it is, but so far we haven't realized that we have any competition.
Is there upon earth a power which has a right to put itself in competition with that of the Most High?Good Sense|Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
Competition changed its character as consolidation increased.The New Nation|Frederic L. Paxson
It was in competition with such exquisite books that the early printers found themselves.The Century of Columbus|James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for competition
Word Origin and History for competition
c.1600, "action of competing," from Latin competitionem (nominative competitio) "agreement, rivalry," noun of action from past participle stem of competere (see compete). Meaning "a contest for something" is from 1610s. Sense of "rivalry in the marketplace" attested from 1793; that of "entity or entities with which one competes" is from 1961, especially in business.