noncompetitive

adjective

non·​com·​pet·​i·​tive ˌnän-kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv How to pronounce noncompetitive (audio)
: not competitive : uncompetitive: such as
a
: not suited for competition
a noncompetitive bid/price
a noncompetitive performance
b
: not inclined towards or characterized by competition or rivalry
his noncompetitive nature
a noncompetitive job market
learning in a noncompetitive environment
c
: not being, involving, or engaging in a competition or contest
noncompetitive recreational swimmers
a noncompetitive bike ride
… still must take a noncompetitive examination … before being named permanently to the post by the council. Richard V. Sabatini

Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncompetitive was in 1850

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“Noncompetitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncompetitive. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

noncompetitive

adjective

non·​com·​pet·​i·​tive -kəm-ˈpet-ət-iv How to pronounce noncompetitive (audio)
: involving or acting in inhibition of an enzyme by affecting its intrinsic catalytic activity rather than by competition with the substrate for the active site

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