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competitive

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adjective com·pet·i·tive \kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv\

Simple Definition of competitive

  • : 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. 1 :  relating to, characterized by, or based on competition <competitive sports>

  2. 2 :  inclined, desiring, or suited to compete <a competitive personality> <salary benefits must be competitive — M. S. Eisenhower>

  3. 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.



1829

First Known Use of competitive

1829

Rhymes with competitive


Medical Dictionary

competitive

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adjective com·pet·i·tive \kəm-ˈpet-ət-iv\

Medical Definition of competitive

  1. :  depending for effectiveness on the relative concentration of two or more substances <competitive inhibition of an enzyme> <competitive protein binding>

  2. com·pet·i·tive·ly adverb





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