Definition of Competitive

1. Adjective. Involving competition or competitiveness. "To improve one's competitive position"

2. Adjective. Subscribing to capitalistic competition.

3. Adjective. Showing a fighting disposition. "His self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"
Exact synonyms: Militant
Similar to: Aggressive
Derivative terms: Competitiveness, Militance, Militancy

Definition of Competitive

1. a. Of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; competitory; as, a competitive examination.

Definition of Competitive

1. Adjective. (economics) capable of competing successfully ¹

2. Adjective. of or pertaining to competition ¹

3. Adjective. inclined to compete ¹

4. Adjective. (biochemistry) inhibiting the action of an enzyme by binding with it ¹

5. Adjective. (euphemistically, of prices) cheap, especially used of quality products ¹

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Definition of Competitive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Competitive

competing risk
competition hybridisation
competitive (current term)
competitive advantage
competitive antagonist
competitive behaviour
competitive bidding
competitive eating
competitive inhibition
competitive medical plans
competitor DNA

Literary usage of Competitive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Foundations of National Prosperity: Studies in the Conservation of by Richard Theodore Ely, Charles Kenneth Leith, Ralph Henry Hess, Thomas Nixon Carver (1917)
"There are three kinds of economic competition,—competitive production, competitive bargaining and competitive consump- competitive tion. ..."

2. Value and Distribution: A Critical and Constructive Study by Herbert Joseph Davenport (1908)
"But for competitive economics, and for cost of production as a step in the investigation of competitive market values, all concepts must be competitive in ..."

3. The Trust Problem by Jeremiah Whipple Jenks, Walter Ernest Clark (1917)
"CHAPTER THE WASTES OF COMPETITION CONTRARY to the popular opinion, competitive prices are frequently, if not usually, high prices. In industries of the kind ..."

4. Railroad Construction: Theory and Practice : a Textbook for the Use of by Walter Loring Webb (1903)
"The most advantageous conditions for roads forming part of a through competitive route. ... (a) In all non-competitive business (local and through) the ..."

5. The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century by Richard Henry Tawney (1912)
"In the remainder of this chapter we shall approach this problem by considering two movements—the growth at an early date of competitive rents on those parts ..."

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