(=contest) compétition f , concours m
→ I entered one or two competitions and won prizes.
a singing competition un concours de chant
(=rivalry) concurrence f
→ Logica is thought to have faced stiff competition from America's Computer Sciences Corporation.
→ the education and employment secretary is determined to stop cut-throat competition between schools, sixth-form colleges and further education establishments
There was fierce international competition. La concurrence internationale était rude.
→ ... exposing the industry to fierce international competition.
competition for sth concurrence pour qch
→ Competition between the industry players for fewer contracts has put pressure on prices and profit margins.
→ the rate of unemployment is high and competition for jobs is steep
→ Surprisingly, despite the intense competition for new mortgage business, some lenders have very little to offer for borrowers who want to remortgage.
Competition for admission to the school is keen. Il y a beaucoup de concurrence pour entrer dans cette école.
in competition with en concurrence avec
They are in competition with each other. (two people)
Ils sont en concurrence l'un avec l'autre.
→ The two concerts were not in competition with each other.
(more than two people)
Ils sont en concurrence les uns avec les autres.
(=competitors) the competition (SPORT) les concurrents → Brighton's hopes of fighting off the competition have been boosted by their promotion to the first division. (BUSINESS) la concurrence, les concurrents → The battle to stay ahead of the competition means that constant invention is vital. → These plans will keep Selfridges ahead of the competition and reinforce Oxford Street as the premier shopping location in Europe.
n concours m de beauté
n (British) tournoi m à élimination directe
→ knockout competitions like the FA Cup
talent competition , talent contest
n concours m d'amateurs
→ At the age of 18, she won first prize in a talent contest.