[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.
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.
[kuh m-puhl-suh-ree] /kəmˈpʌl sə ri/ adjective 1. required; mandatory; obligatory: compulsory education. 2. using ; ; constraining: compulsory measures to control rioting. noun, plural compulsories. 3. something, as an athletic feat, that must be performed or completed as part of a contest or competition: The ice skater received a higher score on the compulsories than […]
[kon-shuh s] /ˈkɒn ʃəs/ adjective 1. aware of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. 2. fully aware of or sensitive to something (often followed by of): conscious of one’s own faults; He wasn’t conscious of the gossip about his past. 3. having the mental faculties fully active: He was conscious during the operation. 4. […]
[kon-stuh nt] /ˈkɒn stənt/ adjective 1. not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable: All conditions during the three experiments were constant. 2. continuing without pause or letup; unceasing: constant noise. 3. regularly recurrent; continual; persistent: He found it impossible to work with constant interruption. 4. faithful; unswerving in love, devotion, etc.: a constant lover. 5. […]
[kon-sti-too-shuh-nl, -tyoo-] /ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nl, -ˈtyu-/ adjective 1. of or relating to the of a state, organization, etc. 2. subject to the provisions of such a constitution: a constitutional monarchy. 3. provided by, in accordance with, or not prohibited by, such a constitution: the constitutional powers of the president; a law held to be […]