Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Competition

1. simultaneous seeking of a scarce, essential environmental resource.

2. symbiotic association in which the growth or survival of one of a species populations is adversely affected in instances in which a community resource is in short supply.

See contest competition, direct competition, intrasexual competition, local mate competition, local resource competition, male-male mate competition, scramble competition, sibling competition, and sperm competition.

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