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[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.


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