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rivalry

noun
     
ri‧val‧ry plural rivalries [uncountable and countable]
a situation in which two or more people, teams, or companies are competing for something, especially over a long period of time, and the feeling of competition between them [↪ competition]
rivalry between
There has always been intense rivalry between New Zealand and Australia.
The two players have developed a friendly rivalry.
She had never overcome her feelings of sibling rivalry (=rivalry between brothers and sisters).

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