|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||the act of competing; rivalry|
|2.||a contest in which a winner is selected from among two or more entrants|
|3.||a series of games, sports events, etc|
|4.||the opposition offered by a competitor or competitors|
|5.||a competitor or competitors offering opposition|
|6.||ecology the struggle between individuals of the same or different species for food, space, light, etc, when these are inadequate to supply the needs of all|
competition com·pe·ti·tion (kŏm'pĭ-tĭsh'ən)
The process by which the activity or presence of one substance interferes with or suppresses the activity of another substance with similar affinities, as of antigens.
The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources.
|competition (kŏm'pĭ-tĭsh'ən) Pronunciation Key
The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
in ecology, utilization of the same resources by organisms of the same or of different species living together in a community, when the resources are not sufficient to fill the needs of all the organisms
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