Definition of competitive
1 : relating to, characterized by, or based on competition competitive sports a competitive marketplace
2 : inclined, desiring, or suited to compete a competitive personality competitive interest rates
3 : depending for effectiveness on the relative concentration of two or more substances competitive inhibition of an enzyme
Examples of competitive in a Sentence
She is a very competitive player.
You need a degree to be competitive in today's job market.
Recent Examples of competitive from the Web
As for Glendale (7-4, 1-1), the Nitros were competitive after the disastrous first half inning and finished with five hits to Burroughs’ three the rest of the way.
Women have become less competitive with each other, more embracing and there’s a sorority that is stronger than ever.
In announcing the Michigan expansion, Fields noted Trump's promise to make the U.S. more competitive by lowering taxes and easing regulations.
So while projections don’t give the underdogs much of a chance, for the sake of competitive playoff football and with a trip to the Dome on the line, here’s hoping to two instant classics being played on Friday.
But the significant weakening of the pound can also act as a shock absorber, making British exports more competitive overseas.
The switch to direct primaries, in which contenders generally self-recruit and succeed or fail on their own account, has produced more oddball and extreme challengers and thereby made general elections less competitive.
While high finance is still somewhat competitive for the existing players, new entrants are few and far between.
And if the quest for fusion is intensely competitive, moonily quixotic, and at times downright nasty, then Sandia mirrors, among its myriad projects, many of those same contradictory characteristics.
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Origin and Etymology of competitive
First Known Use: 1829
COMPETITIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of competitive for English Language Learners
: 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
COMPETITIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of competitive for Students
: characterized by or based on a situation in which more than one person is striving for the same thing competitive sports
Medical Definition of competitive
: depending for effectiveness on the relative concentration of two or more substances competitive inhibition of an enzyme competitive protein binding
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