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UK [kəmˈpetətɪv] / US adjective
1) a competitive activity is one in which companies or teams are competing against each other

He gave up playing competitive football at the age of 24.

a competitive edge/advantage:

The weakness of the pound should give manufacturers a competitive edge.

highly/fiercely competitive:

Many firms are struggling to survive in a highly competitive marketplace.

2)
a) competitive prices are cheaper than many others

We offer a wide range of goods at very competitive prices.

b) offering goods or services at cheaper prices than other companies

Many airlines now offer substantial discounts in an effort to remain competitive.

3) always trying to be more successful than other people
highly/fiercely competitive:

She has a reputation for being a fiercely competitive player.


Derived words:
competitively
adverb
competitiveness
noun uncountable

English dictionary. 2014.

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