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Definition of "competitive" []

  • Of, involving, or determined by competition: competitive games. (adjective)
  • Liking competition or inclined to compete: a highly competitive teammate. (adjective)
  • Biochemistry Relating to the inhibition of enzyme activity that results from the reversible combination of an enzyme with an alternate compound and prevents normal substrate binding. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "competitive" in a sentence
  • "The titfer is tipped to Word Spy who spotlighted the term competitive commuting."
  • "No. I'm not going to say but we think the vast majority of our products are what we call competitive which is either at or below anywhere else you can find them."
  • "The New York Fed, working with a unit of BlackRock Inc., will sell the securities individually and in portions "over time as market conditions warrant" through what they called a competitive sales process."