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adjective competitive pronunciation in American English /kəmˈpetətɪv/
  1. 1
    a competitive activity is one in which companies or teams are competing against each other
    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.

    He quit playing competitive football at the age of 24.

  2. 2
    always trying to be more successful than other people
    highly/fiercely competitive:

    She has a reputation for being a fiercely competitive player.

  3. 3
    competitive prices are lower than many others

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

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of competitive
    1. a.
      offering goods or services at lower prices than other companies

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

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