competition
noun.
a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers
business competition can be fiendish at times
noun.
an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
Synonym: contest
noun.
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
the teams were in fierce contention for first place
noun.
the contestant you hope to defeat
he had respect for his rivals|he wanted to know what the competition was doing
Antonym: cooperation