[kuh m-pet-i-tiv] /kəmˈpɛt ɪ tɪv/
of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by :
competitive sports; a competitive examination.
well suited for ; having a feature that makes for successful :
a competitive price.
having a strong desire to or to succeed.
useful to a competitor; giving a competitor an advantage:
He was careful not to divulge competitive information about his invention.
not involving or determined by rivalry or competition
involving or determined by rivalry: competitive sports
sufficiently low in price or high in quality to be successful against commercial rivals
relating to or characterized by an urge to compete: a competitive personality
1826, from Latin competit-, past participle stem of competere (see compete) + -ive. Related: Competitively; competitiveness.
- Noncompetitive inhibition
noncompetitive inhibition non·com·pet·i·tive inhibition (nŏn’kəm-pět’ĭ-tĭv) n. Enzyme inhibition in which the inhibiting compound does not compete with the natural substrate for the active site on the enzyme but inhibits reaction by combining with the enzyme-substrate complex after the complex is formed.
[kuh m-pley-suh n-see] /kəmˈpleɪ sən si/ noun, plural complacencies. 1. a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc. 2. Archaic. /kəmˈpleɪsənsɪ/ noun (pl) -cencies, -cences 1. a feeling of satisfaction, esp extreme self-satisfaction; smugness 2. […]
[kuh m-plee-shuh n] /kəmˈpli ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. conclusion; fulfillment: Her last novel represented the completion of her literary achievement. 4. Football. a forward pass that has been . n. late 14c., from Latin completionem (nominative completio), noun of action from past participle stem of […]
[non-kuh m-plahy-uh ns] /ˌnɒn kəmˈplaɪ əns/ noun 1. failure or refusal to comply, as with a law, regulation, or term of a contract. /ˌnɒnkəmˈplaɪəns/ noun 1. the act or state of not complying