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rivalry

[ rahy-vuhl-ree ]
/ ˈraɪ vəl ri /
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noun, plural ri·val·ries.

the action, position, or relation of a rival or rivals; competition: rivalry between Yale and Harvard.
an instance of this.

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Origin of rivalry

First recorded in 1590–1600; rival + -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for rivalry

rivalry
/ (ˈraɪvəlrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

the act of rivalling; competition
the state of being a rival or rivals

Derived forms of rivalry

rivalrous, adjective
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Medical definitions for rivalry

rivalry
[ rīvəl-rē ]

n.

The state or condition of competition or antagonism.
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