Definition of competitive
- competitive sports
- a competitive marketplace
- a competitive personality
- competitive interest rates
- competitive inhibition of an enzyme
She is a very competitive player.
You need a degree to be competitive in today's job market.
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: 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
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