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com·pet·i·tive

 (kəm-pĕt′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Of, involving, or determined by competition: competitive games.
2. Liking competition or inclined to compete: a highly competitive teammate.
3. Biochemistry Relating to the inhibition of enzyme activity that results from an alternate compound binding reversibly to the site on an enzyme where the substrate would normally bind.

com·pet′i·tive·ly adv.
com·pet′i·tive·ness n.

competitive

(kəmˈpɛtɪtɪv)
adj
1. involving or determined by rivalry: competitive sports.
2. (Commerce) 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.
comˈpetitively adv
comˈpetitiveness n

com•pet•i•tive

(kəmˈpɛt ɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by competition.
2. well suited for competition: a competitive price.
3. having a strong desire to compete or to succeed.
[1820–30]
com•pet′i•tive•ly, adv.
com•pet′i•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.competitive - involving competition or competitiveness; "competitive games"; "to improve one's competitive position"
noncompetitive - not involving competition or competitiveness; "noncompetitive positions"; "noncompetitive interest in games"
2.competitive - subscribing to capitalistic competition
capitalistic, capitalist - favoring or practicing capitalism
3.competitive - showing a fighting disposition; "highly competitive sales representative"; "militant in fighting for better wages for workers"; "his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"

competitive

adjective
1. cut-throat, aggressive, fierce, ruthless, relentless, antagonistic, carnivorous (informal), dog-eat-dog Modelling is a tough, competitive world.
2. ambitious, pushing, opposing, aggressive, vying, contentious, combative, carnivorous (informal) He has always been a fiercely competitive player.

competitive

adjective
Given to competition:
Translations
تَنَافُسيتَنافُسي، تَزاحُميتَنافُسي، مُتَنافِسمُحِبٌّ للتَّنافُس
konkurence schopnýkonkurenceschopnýsoutěživý
konkurrence-konkurrencedygtigkonkurrencemindedkonkurrencepræget
kilpailuhenkinen
konkurentan
versengõverseny-versenyképes
keppinn, kappgjarnkeppnis-samkeppnishæfur
競争的な
경쟁의
súťaživýsúťažný
tekmovalen
konkurrenskraftig
ที่เกี่ยวกับการแข่งขัน
rekabetçirekabete açıkucuzyarışmadan hoşlananyarışmaya/rekabete dayanan
mang tính cạnh tranh

competitive

[kəmˈpetɪtɪv] ADJ [person] → competitivo; [spirit] → competitivo, de competencia; [exam, selection] → por concurso or oposiciones (Comm) → competitivo
we must make ourselves more competitivetenemos que hacernos más competitivos
we must improve our competitive positiontenemos que mejorar nuestras posibilidades de competir
the technology has given them a competitive advantagela tecnología les ha dado una ventaja competitiva
competitive sportsdeportes mpl competitivos
see also edge A5

competitive

[kəmˈpɛtɪtɪv] adj
[price] → concurrentiel(le), compétitif/ive; [car, product] → concurrentiel(le), compétitif/ive
a very competitive price → un prix très compétitif
(= ambitious) [person] to be competitive → avoir l'esprit de compétition
He's a very competitive person → Il a vraiment l'esprit de compétition.
[sports, tennis] → de compétition
competitive examination → concours m

competitive

adj
person, attitudevom Konkurrenzdenken geprägt; sport(Wett)kampf-; competitive advantage/disadvantageWettbewerbsvorteil m/-nachteil m; competitive spiritWettbewerbs- or Konkurrenzgeist m; (of team)Kampfgeist m; he’s a very competitive sort of personer genießt Wettbewerbssituationen; (in job etc) → er ist ein sehr ehrgeiziger Mensch; the exam system encourages children to be too competitivedas Prüfungssystem regt die Kinder zu sehr zum Konkurrenzdenken an; the recruitment procedure is not competitivedie Stellenvergabe erfolgt nicht aufgrund eines Auswahlverfahrens; to gain a competitive advantage or edge over somebodyjdm gegenüber einen Wettbewerbsvorteil erzielen; a competitive examinationeine Auswahlprüfung
(Comm) business, prices, salarieswettbewerbs- or konkurrenzfähig; a highly competitive marketein Markt mit starker Konkurrenz; retailing is highly competitiveder Einzelhandel ist stark wettbewerbsbetont or -orientiert; competitive biddingAusschreibungswettbewerb m; competitive tenderingfreie Ausschreibung

competitive

[kəmˈpɛtɪtɪv] adj
a. (sports) → agonistico/a; (person) → che ha spirito di competizione; (in sport) → che ha spirito agonistico, che ha spirito di competizione
competitive examination → concorso
b. (Comm) (price) → concorrenziale, competitivo/a; (goods) → a prezzo concorrenziale or competitivo
to have a competitive advantage in sth → essere avvantaggiato/a sulla concorrenza in qc

compete

(kəmˈpiːt) verb
to try to beat others in a contest, fight etc. We are competing against them in the next round; Are you competing with her for the job?
competition (kompəˈtiʃən) noun
1. the act of competing; rivalry. Competition makes children try harder.
2. people competing for a prize etc. There's a lot of competition for this job.
3. a contest for a prize. Have you entered the tennis competition?
competitive (kəmˈpetətiv) adjective
1. (of a person) enjoying competition. a competitive child.
2. (of a price etc) not expensive, therefore able to compete successfully with the prices etc of rivals.
3. (of sport etc) organised in such a way as to produce a winner. I prefer hill-climbing to competitive sports.
competitor (kəmˈpetitə) noun
a person etc who takes part in a competition; a rival. All the competitors finished the race.

competitive

تَنَافُسي konkurenceschopný konkurrence- wetteifernd ανταγωνιστικός competitivo kilpailuhenkinen compétitif konkurentan concorrenziale 競争的な 경쟁의 concurrerend konkurransedyktig konkurencyjny competitivo конкурентоспособный konkurrenskraftig ที่เกี่ยวกับการแข่งขัน rekabete açık mang tính cạnh tranh 竞争的
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And all my austere nights of midnight oil, all the books I had read, all the wisdom I had gathered, went glimmering before the ape and tiger in me that crawled up from the abysm of my heredity, atavistic, competitive and brutal, lustful with strength and desire to outswine the swine.
Oh, I have drunk ever since, but with more wisdom, more discretion, and never in a competitive spirit.
In that village there was a social equality which, if not absolute, was as nearly so as can ever be in a competitive civilization; and I could have suffered no slight in the general esteem for giving up a profession and going back to a trade; if I was despised at all it was because I had thrown away the chance of material advancement; I dare say some people thought I was a fool to do that.
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That was the competitive wage system; and if Jurgis wanted to understand what Socialism was, it was there he had best begin.
By some henidical process - henidical, by the way is a favorite word of mine which nobody understands - by some henidical process you persuade yourself that you believe in the competitive system and the survival of the strong, and at the same time you indorse with might and main all sorts of measures to shear the strength from the strong.
There were manufacturing industries that employed two million, four hundred thousand people, but every trade was broken up into a chaos of small competitive units, each at war with all the others.
It was an idea that had hitherto been rather smothered up by the cares of a competitive civilisation.
While talking about competitive advantage and use of this term in literature of business strategy we see lots of confusion ensue here.
I am the champion of education in the competitive forum.
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