competitive

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

com·pet·i·tive

adjective \kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv\

: of or relating to a situation in which people or groups are trying to win a contest or be more successful than others : relating to or involving competition

: having a strong desire to win or be the best at something

: as good as or better than others of the same kind : able to compete successfully with others

Full Definition of COMPETITIVE

1
:  relating to, characterized by, or based on competition <competitive sports>
2
:  inclined, desiring, or suited to compete <a competitive personality> <salary benefits must be competitive — M. S. Eisenhower>
3
:  depending for effectiveness on the relative concentration of two or more substances <competitive inhibition of an enzyme>
com·pet·i·tive·ly adverb
com·pet·i·tive·ness noun

Examples of COMPETITIVE

  1. She is a very competitive player.
  2. You need a degree to be competitive in today's job market.

First Known Use of COMPETITIVE

1829

Rhymes with COMPETITIVE

com·pet·i·tive

adjective \kəm-ˈpet-ət-iv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COMPETITIVE

: depending for effectiveness on the relative concentration of two or more substances <competitive inhibition of an enzyme> <competitive protein binding>
com·pet·i·tive·ly adverb

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