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" The struggle between rivals for the same trade at the same time ; the act of seeking or endeavoring to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time. "
An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin ... - Page 164
by Noah Webster - 1846 - 1079 pages
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Popular and Complete English Dictionary: Exhibiting the ..., Volume 1

John Boag - English language - 1848
...COMPETITION, ktm-pe-tish'in, n. The act of seeking, or endeavouring to gain, what another Is endeavouring to gain, at the same time; rivalry; mutual strife for the same object; also, strife for superiority, A state of rivalshlp; a state of having equal claims. Double claim; claim of more than one to the same...
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An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin ...

Noah Webster - English language - 1857
...€OM-PŁTING. ppr. Striving in rivalry. eOM.PE-TTTlON, n. JLow L. competitio.} 1. The net of •coking, or endeavoring to gain, what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time ; mutual strife for the same object ; aUo, strife for superiority. 2. A state of riv&Uhip; a state...
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The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases in the ...

Lawrence Lewis, Adelbert Hamilton, John Houston Merrill, William Mark McKinney, James Manford Kerr, John Crawford Thomson - Railroad law - 1888
...competition with . . . other railroads?" It would seem not. Webster's definition of " competition " is : " The act of seeking or endeavoring to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time; common strife for the same object." Here, the details of the strife — the competing acts — are...
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The New Philosophy of Money: A Practical Treatise on the Nature and Office ...

Alfred B. Westrup - Money - 1895 - 192 pages
..."Twentieth Century,"* "is but a civilized mode of warfare." The "Century Dictionary" defines it as: "i. The act of seeking or endeavoring to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time; common contest or striving for the same object; rivalry; as the competition of two candidates for an...
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Ohio Decisions

William John Tossell, Ohio. Superior Courts - Law reports, digests, etc - 1919
...competitive means pertaining to or involving competition ; which means, as defined by the Century Dictionary, "The act of seeking or endeavoring to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time." If two persons are endeavoring to gain the same thing at the same time, the essence of competition...
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Bulletin of the Department of Labor, Issue 3

Labor - 1898
...ue used as a weapon of competition, or consist with it. Competition is defined to be an " endeavor to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time.'' (Cent. Diet.) In such a struggle the boycott is perfectly legitimate. It is resorted to by great corporations...
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Reports, Volume 2

New Hampshire - New Hampshire - 1899
...not be used as a weapon of competition, or consist with it. Competition is denned to be an "endeavor to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time." (Cent. Diet.) In such a struggle the boycott is perfectly legitimate. It is resorted to by great corporations...
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Report of the New York Commerce Commission, Volume 1

New York (State). Commerce commission - Commerce - 1900
...charges upon transportation, and the one and the same thing. Competition, according to Webster, is " the act of seeking, or endeavoring to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time." To divide, as given by Webster, is " to make partition of among a number." To illustrate the moaning...
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Publications of the American Economic Association

Economics - 1901
...dictionaries and read the definitions there given, we shall find something like this in each one of them : " The act of seeking or endeavoring to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time ; common contest or striving for the same object ; strife for superiority ; rivalry." (Century Dictionary.)...
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Studies in the Evolution of Industrial Society

Richard Theodore Ely - Economics - 1903 - 497 pages
...dictionaries and read the definitions there given, we shall find something like this in each one of them, "The act of seeking or endeavoring to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time ; common contest, or striving for the same object ; strife for superiority ; rivalry " (" Century Dictionary")....
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