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English definition of “contest”

contest

noun [C]  /ˈkɑn·test/ us  
a competition to do better than other people, esp. to win a prize or achieve a position of leadership or power: In the last election, he survived a close contest against a political newcomer.
contestant
noun [C]  /kənˈtes·tənt/ us  
She was once a contestant on a television quiz show.
(Definition of contest noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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