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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
com•pet•i•tive /kəmˈpɛtɪtɪv/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of or relating to competition:competitive sports.
  2. overly interested in competing.
  3. having the ability to compete;
    able to match or exceed one's competitors:Our prices are competitive, especially when compared with those of the leading manufacturer.
com•pet•i•tive•ly, adv.: We played competitively in the games.
com•pet•i•tive•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
com•pet•i•tive  (kəm peti tiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by competition:competitive sports; a competitive examination.
  2. well suited for competition;
    having a feature that makes for successful competition:a competitive price.
  3. having a strong desire to compete or to succeed.
  4. useful to a competitor;
    giving a competitor an advantage:He was careful not to divulge competitive information about his invention.
com•peti•tive•ly, adv. 
com•peti•tive•ness, n. 
  • Latin competīt(us) (past participle of competere; see competition) + -ive
  • 1820–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

competitive /kəmˈpɛtɪtɪv/ adj
  1. involving or determined by rivalry: competitive sports
  2. sufficiently low in price or high in quality to be successful against commercial rivals
  3. relating to or characterized by an urge to compete: a competitive personality

comˈpetitiveness n


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