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Characterized by or given to rivalry or competition.


(ˈraɪ vəl rəs)

characterized by rivalry; competitive.
ri′val•rous•ness, n.
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Adj.1.rivalrous - eager to surpass others
competitive, competitory - involving competition or competitiveness; "competitive games"; "to improve one's competitive position"
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The relationship between the Methodist Church and the chiefs and vanua is always complex and potentially rivalrous (Tomlinson 2009b).
And it undoes the rivalrous dyad formed by the two women by multiplying the number of players.
Incumbent vertical market power reduces rivalrous entry and new product creation by competing suppliers.
And third, it seems that Christensen's story about the rivalrous Sino-Soviet split is one that could just as easily be about power and interests as about ideology and regime type.
A classic example is a fishery, in which the fish are rivalrous (if I catch one--or eat one
In no sense, however, can the concept of the common good of Catholic social teaching be reduced to the economic notion as being rivalrous and nonexcludable in consumption or to any secular purpose progressives may propose.
64) James Penner suggested to me in conversation that physical things are inherently rivalrous in a way that, say, driving a taxi is not, and that this difference could ground a relevant distinction between these two sets of rights.
The progression of rivalrous activity can be described similarly in the perfect competition scenario, yet there remains a question of fixed costs.
The separation of powers that is the essence of the constitutional system assumes rivalrous institutions.
In addition, the railing print exchange--which involves writing for a larger anonymous, heterogeneous audience, and which links the writers in rivalrous bonds--is set against the more traditional manuscript and institutionally based male bonds associated with Cambridge University.
He covers rental housing systems in England and the Netherlands, market structure and the competitiveness of mixed rental markets, landlord conduct and perceptions of rivalry and rivalrous behavior, market performance and the possible effects of competition in mixed rental markets, and tenants' willingness to substitute social and private rental services.
It appears that inter-ocular rivalry is essential for IES and latent nystagmus, and it is plausible that rivalrous binocular motion could be the culprit, rather than a failure of position correspondence.