competitive

competitive

[kuhm-pet-i-tiv]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin competīt(us) (past participle of competere; see competition) + -ive

competitively, adverb
competitiveness, noun
anticompetitive, adjective
anticompetitively, adverb
anticompetitiveness, noun
noncompetitive, adjective
noncompetitively, adverb
noncompetitiveness, noun
overcompetitive, adjective
overcompetitively, adverb
overcompetitiveness, noun
pseudocompetitive, adjective
pseudocompetitively, adverb
quasi-competitive, adjective
quasi-competitively, adverb
supercompetitive, adjective
uncompetitive, adjective
uncompetitively, adverb
uncompetitiveness, noun
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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
 
com'petitively
 
adv
 
com'petitiveness
 
n

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competitive
1829, from L. competit-, pp. stem of competere (see compete) + -ive.. Related: Competitively; competitiveness.
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