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See also: compétitive



compete +‎ -ive

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  • IPA(key): /kəmˈpɛtɪtɪv/
  • Hyphenation: com‧pet‧i‧tive


competitive (comparative more competitive, superlative most competitive)

  1. (economics) capable of competing successfully
  2. of or pertaining to competition
    • 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Manchester United's Tom Cleverley impressed on his first competitive start and Lampard demonstrated his continued worth at international level in a performance that was little more than a stroll once England swiftly exerted their obvious authority.
  3. (of someone's character) inclined to compete
  4. (biochemistry) inhibiting the action of an enzyme by binding with it
  5. (euphemistically, of prices) cheap, especially used of quality products


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  1. feminine plural of competitivo