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When we compare performance between individuals, we can describe a situation in which an individual performed better than all others by saying that individual outperformed the others.

My question is:

Is there a similarly succinct way to describe a situation in which an individual performed better than or equal to the best among the other individuals (e.g. 1st place or tied for first)?

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  • Excellence? Jul 17, 2020 at 16:40
  • How about 'matched'?
    – Řídící
    Jul 17, 2020 at 18:39
  • @Řídící That usually means being equal, not better or worse.
    – Barmar
    Jul 17, 2020 at 22:33
  • I don't think there's a single word for this.
    – Barmar
    Jul 17, 2020 at 22:33
  • We usually just say "tied for first"
    – Barmar
    Jul 17, 2020 at 22:34

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It's not used in common parlance, but in medical and health research, the term 'noninferior' is used to describe interventions that are at least as good as a comparison intervention. However, it's not used to describe the performance of humans, as far as I know.

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