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a contest where there is usually a winner and loser(s). This is commonly manifested in education in arrangements aimed at an outcome where those with most ability and skill will succeed. It most often refers to sporting or academic attainment. While it may motivate some learners competition risks alienating losers especially when success is often linked to extraneous factors beyond the power of participants to change such as privilege and social status.