from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Competitive struggle (especially political)
- n. The relationship between an agonist and a receptor
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Contention for a prize; a contest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Struggle or contest for a prize, especially at the ancient Grecian games.
- n. The prize itself.
agon + -ism, from Latin agōn, from Ancient Greek ἀγών ("contest"). (Wiktionary)