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  • v. Present participle of outcompete.


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  • But this year, seasonal influenza has been nonexistent, probably because the new H1N1 strain has been "outcompeting" other strains and preventing them from spreading, said Richard Danila, an assistant epidemiologist for the Minnesota Department of Health.


  • The wild pythons are thriving where they don't belong, possibly outcompeting the alligators as top preditor in the everglades.

    On Hunting Pythons in Florida

  • Our ancestors spread out to colonize the Earth during the last 60,000 years or so, outcompeting archaic species such as Homo erectus and the big-brained Neanderthals though if you are European, Asian, or New Guinean, you may have a trace of Neanderthal blood racing through your veins.


  • Jason Shogren, Richard Horan, and Erwin Bulte argue that free trade contributed to humans' outcompeting Neanderthals.

    EconLog: Growth: Causal Factors Archives

  • Meanwhile, every day brings a new press story showing how China is throwing its all into clean renewable energy and outcompeting us in one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy -- clean energy technology.

    Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte: Addressing Climate Change: Cut the Corn, Congress, and Come Clean!

  • You could debate psychological states, or the various levels in women, but the reason that we evolved that way is because those female ancestors who enjoyed pregnancy more were more predisposed to having large numbers of children and outcompeting those who did not.

    The Lensman's Children

  • Additionally, Sinervo says here that lizards that can move to higher elevations may end up outcompeting other species and driving them to extinction, so the 20 % figure may be conservative.

    First amphibians, now lizards? - The Panda's Thumb

  • It hardly betrays a "bias" on Mr Sargent's part to note that Sen Obama is outcompeting Sen Clinton on nearly every front, fundraising included.

    Obama's Fundraising Set To Overshadow Hillary's Yet Again

  • The counterbalance for cheating does not reside within the group; it resides in the process of more cooperative groups outcompeting less cooperative groups.

    David Sloan Wilson: Truth and Reconciliation for Group Selection XV: Group Selection in the Wild

  • Plants such as tamarisk (Tamarix sp.) and giant cane (Arundinaria gigantea) are outcompeting native species and replacing them along the banks of the river, thus greatly altering the riparian zone.

    Rio Grande, United States


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