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Competition vs. Battle

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Competitionnoun

(uncountable) The action of competing.

‘The competition for this job is strong.’;

Battlenoun

A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.

Competitionnoun

(countable) A contest for a prize or award.

‘The newspaper is featuring a competition to win a car.’;

Battlenoun

A struggle; a contest.

‘the battle of life’;

Competitionnoun

The competitors in such a contest.

‘The new stain remover was ten times more effective than the competition.’;

Battlenoun

A division of an army; a battalion.

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Competitionnoun

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.

‘Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be.’; ‘A portrait, with which one of Titian's could not come in competition.’; ‘There is no competition but for the second place.’; ‘Where competition does not act at all there is complete monopoly.’;

Battlenoun

(obsolete) The main body, as distinct from the vanguard and rear; battalia.

Competitionnoun

a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers;

‘business competition can be fiendish at times’;

Battleverb

(intransitive) To join in battle; to contend in fight

‘Scientists always battle over theories.’; ‘She has been battling against cancer for years.’;

Competitionnoun

an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

Battleverb

(transitive) To fight or struggle; to enter into a battle with.

‘She has been battling cancer for years.’;

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Competitionnoun

the act of competing as for profit or a prize;

‘the teams were in fierce contention for first place’;

Battleverb

To nourish; feed.

Competitionnoun

the contestant you hope to defeat;

‘he had respect for his rivals’; ‘he wanted to know what the competition was doing’;

Battleverb

To render (for example soil) fertile or fruitful

Competition

Competition is a rivalry where two or more parties strive for a common goal which cannot be shared: where one's gain is the other's loss (an example of which is a zero-sum game). Competition can arise between entities such as organisms, individuals, economic and social groups, etc.

Battleadjective

Improving; nutritious; fattening.

‘battle grass, battle pasture’;

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Battleadjective

Fertile; fruitful.

‘battle soil, battle land’;

Battleadjective

Fertile. See Battel, a.

Battlenoun

A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.

Battlenoun

A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.

‘The whole intellectual battle that had at its center the best poem of the best poet of that day.’;

Battlenoun

A division of an army; a battalion.

‘The king divided his army into three battles.’; ‘The cavalry, by way of distinction, was called the battle, and on it alone depended the fate of every action.’;

Battlenoun

The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.

Battleverb

To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.

‘To meet in arms, and battle in the plain.’;

Battleverb

To assail in battle; to fight.

Battlenoun

a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;

‘Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga’; ‘he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement’;

Battlenoun

an energetic attempt to achieve something;

‘getting through the crowd was a real struggle’; ‘he fought a battle for recognition’;

Battlenoun

an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals);

‘the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph’; ‘police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs’;

Battleverb

battle or contend against in or as if in a battle;

‘The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Nothern Iraq’; ‘We must combat the prejudices against other races’; ‘they battled over the budget’;

Battle

A battle is an occurrence of combat in warfare between opposing military units of any number or size. A war usually consists of multiple battles.

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