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 for competition
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Competition \Com`pe*ti"tion\, n. [L. competition. See
     Compete.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be.
                                                    --Bacon.
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           A portrait, with which one of Titian's could not come
           in competition.                          --Dryden.
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           There is no competition but for the second place.
                                                    --Dryden.
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           Where competition does not act at all there is complete
           monopoly.                                --A. T.
                                                    Hadley.
  
     Syn: Emulation; rivalry; rivalship; contest; struggle;
          contention; opposition; jealousy. See Emulation.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  competition
      n 1: a business relation in which two parties compete to gain
           customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times"
      2: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or
         more contestants [syn: contest, competition]
      3: the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams
         were in fierce contention for first place" [syn:
         competition, contention, rivalry] [ant: cooperation]
      4: the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his
         rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
         [syn: rival, challenger, competitor, competition,
         contender]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "competition":
     antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, championship, clashing,
     collision, competitor, concours, conflict, contention, contest,
     contrariety, contrariness, corrival, cross-purposes,
     cutthroat competition, disaccord, dissension, emulation, enmity,
     event, fractiousness, friction, game, gamesmanship, hostility,
     inimicalness, jockeying, lifemanship, match, meet, meeting,
     negativeness, noncooperation, obstinacy, one-upmanship, oppugnancy,
     perverseness, recalcitrance, refractoriness, rencontre, repugnance,
     rivalry, strife, striving, struggle, tournament, tug-of-war,
     uncooperativeness, vying, warfare
  
  

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