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Competition vs. Challenge — What's the Difference?

Competition vs. Challenge — What's the Difference?

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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.
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Challenge

A call to someone to participate in a competitive situation or fight to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength
He accepted the challenge
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Competition

The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry.
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Challenge

A call to prove or justify something
A challenge to the legality of the banning order
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Competition

A test of skill or ability; a contest
A skating competition.
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Challenge

Exposure of the immune system to pathogenic organisms or antigens
Recently vaccinated calves should be protected from challenge
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Competition

Rivalry between two or more businesses striving for the same customer or market.
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Challenge

Dispute the truth or validity of
It is possible to challenge the report's assumptions
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Competition

A competitor
The competition has cornered the market.
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Challenge

Invite (someone) to engage in a contest
He challenged one of my men to a duel
Organizations challenged the government in by-elections
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Competition

(Ecology) The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for a limited environmental resource, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
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Challenge

Expose (the immune system) to pathogenic organisms or antigens.
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Competition

(uncountable) The action of competing.
The competition for this job is strong.
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Challenge

A call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition
A challenge to a duel.
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Competition

(countable) A contest for a prize or award.
The newspaper is featuring a competition to win a car.
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Challenge

An act or statement of defiance; a call to confrontation
A challenge to the government's authority.
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Competition

The competitors in such a contest.
The new stain remover was ten times more effective than the competition.
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Challenge

A demand for explanation or justification; a calling into question
A challenge to a theory.
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Competition

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.
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Challenge

A sentry's call to an unknown party for proper identification.
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Competition

A business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers;
Business competition can be fiendish at times
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Challenge

A test of one's abilities or resources in a demanding but stimulating undertaking
A career that offers a challenge.
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Competition

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

A claim that a vote is invalid or that a voter is unqualified.
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Competition

The act of competing as for profit or a prize;
The teams were in fierce contention for first place
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Challenge

A formal objection to the inclusion of a prospective juror in a jury.
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Competition

The contestant you hope to defeat;
He had respect for his rivals
He wanted to know what the competition was doing
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Challenge

A legal case testing the validity of an action taken, particularly by the government.
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Challenge

(Immunology) The induction or evaluation of an immune response in an organism by administration of a specific antigen to which it has been sensitized.
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Challenge

To call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition
Challenged me to a game of chess.
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Challenge

To invite with defiance; dare
Challenged him to contradict her.
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Challenge

To confront or struggle with (something) as a test of one's abilities
Rafters challenging the rapids.
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Challenge

To take exception to; call into question; dispute
A book that challenges established beliefs.
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Challenge

To order to halt and be identified, as by a sentry.
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Challenge

To take formal objection to (a prospective juror).
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Challenge

To bring a legal case testing the validity of an action, particularly by the government.
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Challenge

To question the qualifications of (a voter) or the validity of (a vote).
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Challenge

To have due claim to; call for
Events that challenge our attention.
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Challenge

To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate
A problem that challenges the imagination.
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Challenge

(Immunology) To induce or evaluate an immune response in (an organism) by administering a specific antigen to which it has been sensitized.
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Challenge

To make or give voice to a challenge.
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Challenge

To begin barking upon picking up the scent. Used of hunting dogs.
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Challenge

A confrontation; a dare.
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Challenge

An antagonization or instigation intended to convince a person to perform an action they otherwise would not.
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Challenge

A bid to overcome something.
A challenge to the king's authority
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Challenge

(sports) An attempt to take possession; a tackle.
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Challenge

A summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.
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Challenge

The act of a sentry in halting a person and demanding the countersign, or (by extension) the action of a computer system demanding a password, etc.
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Challenge

An attempt to have a work of literature restricted or removed from a public library or school curriculum.
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Challenge

A difficult task, especially one that the person making the attempt finds more enjoyable because of that difficulty.
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Challenge

(legal) A procedure or action.
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Challenge

A judge's interest in the result of a case, constituting grounds for them to not be allowed to sit the case (e.g., a conflict of interest).
Consanguinity in direct line is a challenge for a judge when he or she is sitting cases.
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Challenge

The act of appealing a ruling or decision of a court of administrative agency.
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Challenge

The act of seeking to remove a judge, arbitrator, or other judicial or semi-judicial figure for reasons of alleged bias or incapacity.
We're still waiting to hear how the court rules on our challenge of the arbitrator based on conflict of interest.
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Challenge

(US) An act of seeking to have a certain person be declared not legally qualified to vote, made when the person offers their ballot.
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Challenge

(hunting) The opening and crying of hounds upon first finding the scent of their game.
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Challenge

(transitive) To invite (someone) to take part in a competition.
We challenged the boys next door to a game of football.
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Challenge

(transitive) To dare (someone).
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Challenge

(transitive) To dispute (something).
To challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation
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Challenge

To call something into question or dispute.
New information challenged old hypotheses.
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Challenge

To make a formal objection to a juror.
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Challenge

(transitive) To be difficult or challenging for.
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Challenge

To claim as due; to demand as a right.
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Challenge

To censure; to blame.
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Challenge

To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines).
The sentinel challenged us with "Who goes there?"
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Challenge

To object to the reception of the vote of, e.g. on the ground that the person is not qualified as a voter.
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Challenge

To take (a final exam) in order to get credit for a course without taking it.
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Challenge

An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any kind; a defiance; specifically, a summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.
A challenge to controversy.
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Challenge

The act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign.
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Challenge

A claim or demand.
There must be no challenge of superiority.
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Challenge

The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.
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Challenge

An exception to a juror or to a member of a court martial, coupled with a demand that he should be held incompetent to act; the claim of a party that a certain person or persons shall not sit in trial upon him or his cause.
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Challenge

An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.
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Challenge

To call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy.
I challenge any man to make any pretense to power by right of fatherhood.
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Challenge

To call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat.
By this I challenge him to single fight.
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Challenge

To claim as due; to demand as a right.
Challenge better terms.
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Challenge

To censure; to blame.
He complained of the emperors . . . and challenged them for that he had no greater revenues . . . from them.
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Challenge

To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with "Who comes there?"
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Challenge

To take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation.
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Challenge

To object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court.
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Challenge

To object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter.
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Challenge

To assert a right; to claim a place.
Where nature doth with merit challenge.
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Challenge

A demanding or stimulating situation;
They reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power
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Challenge

A call to engage in a contest or fight
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Challenge

Questioning a statement and demanding an explanation;
His challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy
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Challenge

A formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
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Challenge

A demand by a sentry for a password or identification
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Challenge

Take exception to;
She challenged his claims
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Challenge

Issue a challenge to;
Fischer challenged Spassky to a match
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Challenge

Ask for identification;
The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard
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Challenge

Raise a formal objection in a court of law
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