adjective com·pet·i·tive \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
: relating to, characterized by, or based on competition <competitive sports>
: inclined, desiring, or suited to compete <a competitive personality> <salary benefits must be competitive — M. S. Eisenhower>
: 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
- She is a very competitive player.
- You need a degree to be competitive in today's job market.
First Known Use of COMPETITIVE
: characterized by or based on a situation in which more than one person is striving for the same thing <competitive sports>
: depending for effectiveness on the relative concentration of two or more substances <competitive inhibition of an enzyme> <competitive protein binding>
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