[ kuh m-pet-i-tiv ]
/ kəmˈpɛt ɪ tɪv /
of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by competition: competitive sports; a competitive examination.
well suited for competition; having a feature that makes for successful competition: a competitive price.
having a strong desire to compete or to succeed.
useful to a competitor; giving a competitor an advantage: He was careful not to divulge competitive information about his invention.
Origin of competitive
com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbcom·pet·i·tive·ness, nounan·ti·com·pet·i·tive, adjectivean·ti·com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverb
an·ti·com·pet·i·tive·ness, nounnon·com·pet·i·tive, adjectivenon·com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbnon·com·pet·i·tive·ness, nouno·ver·com·pet·i·tive, adjectiveo·ver·com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbo·ver·com·pet·i·tive·ness, nounpseu·do·com·pet·i·tive, adjectivepseu·do·com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbqua·si-com·pet·i·tive, adjectivequa·si-com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbsu·per·com·pet·i·tive, adjectiveun·com·pet·i·tive, adjectiveun·com·pet·i·tive·ly, adverbun·com·pet·i·tive·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for noncompetitive
Second, you must have a noncompetitive attitude toward running.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for noncompetitive (1 of 2)
/ (ˌnɒnkəmˈpɛtɪtɪv) /
not involving or determined by rivalry or competition
British Dictionary definitions for noncompetitive (2 of 2)
/ (kəmˈpɛtɪtɪv) /
involving or determined by rivalrycompetitive sports
sufficiently low in price or high in quality to be successful against commercial rivals
relating to or characterized by an urge to competea competitive personality
Derived Formscompetitively, adverbcompetitiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for noncompetitive
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