Definition of rivality in US English:

rivality

noun

  • Rivalry, competition; an instance of this.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Wyatt (c1503–1542), poet and ambassador. From classical Latin rīvālitās jealous rivalry from rīvālis + -tās. Compare French rivalité.

Pronunciation

rivality

/rʌɪˈvalɪti/