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com·pe·ti·tion

(kom'pĕ-tish'ŭn),
The process by which the activity or presence of one substance interferes with, or suppresses, the activity of another substance with similar affinities.

com·pe·ti·tion

(kom'pĕ-tish'ŭn)
The process by which the activity or presence of one substance interferes with, or suppresses, the activity of another substance with similar affinities.

competition

the interaction between organisms striving for the same end, including competition for resources (food, living space), mates, etc. Such interaction may adversely affect their growth and survival. See INTERSPECIFIC COMPETITION, INTRASPECIFIC COMPETITION.
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This year the International Wine Challenge, the largest and most influential compatition of its type, worked through more than 9,000 wines.
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It has been disputed, whether the Musick is as good as that of Arsinoe; but without entering into Compatitions [sic], it must be confess'd, that the Airs of Rosamund are fine, the Passions well touch'd; and there being such a vast difference between the Merit of the Poems, the Dispute, 'tis probable, when decided, will be determin'd in Favour of Rosamund.(25)