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.
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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