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rivalry

[rahy-vuh l-ree] /ˈraɪ vəl ri/
noun, plural rivalries.
1.
the action, position, or relation of a rival or rivals; competition:
rivalry between Yale and Harvard.
2.
an instance of this.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; rival + -ry
Synonyms
1. opposition, antagonism; jealousy.
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British Dictionary definitions for rivalries

rivalry

/ˈraɪvəlrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
the act of rivalling; competition
2.
the state of being a rival or rivals
Derived Forms
rivalrous, adjective
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Word Origin and History for rivalries

rivalry

n.

1590s; from rival + -ry. Shakespeare has rivality ("Antony and Cleopatra"), but from the secondary sense of the root word and meaning "partnership, equality in rank."

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rivalries in Medicine

rivalry ri·val·ry (rī'vəl-rē)
n.
The state or condition of competition or antagonism.

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