Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, involving, or determined by competition: competitive games.
  • adj. Liking competition or inclined to compete: a highly competitive teammate.
  • adj. Biochemistry Relating to the inhibition of enzyme activity that results from the reversible combination of an enzyme with an alternate compound and prevents normal substrate binding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. capable of competing successfully
  • adj. of or pertaining to competition
  • adj. inclined to compete
  • adj. inhibiting the action of an enzyme by binding with it
  • adj. cheap, especially used of quality products

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; competitory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or involving competition; characterized by or requiring competition; competing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing a fighting disposition
  • adj. involving competition or competitiveness
  • adj. subscribing to capitalistic competition

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Examples

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  • The New York Fed, working with a unit of BlackRock Inc., will sell the securities individually and in portions "over time as market conditions warrant" through what they called a competitive sales process.

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  • I look back on my experience at camp as being quite instrumental in leading me toward what I call competitive appreciation for associating with other people: having standards set for you, set by other people, or standards you would set for yourself.

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  • But it will be seen to apply in its essentials to what we call competitive industry.

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  • Google is offering the card to select U.S. clients with what it calls a competitive interest rate, an ample credit line and no annual fee.

  • "We're going to play big," insists Axelrod, already offering up what he called competitive poll data from Republican-leaning states like Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia.

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  • At issue is an extended power agreement, what he described as a competitive labor contract, and stable aluminum prices.

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  • Thune says his campaign will continue raising money to prepare for what he calls a competitive election in 2010.

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  • "That's what I call a competitive edge for the province of New Brunswick."

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