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adjective British English pronunciation: competitive /kəmˈpetətɪv/

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  1. 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. 2
    competitive prices are cheaper than many others

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

    1. a.
      offering goods or services at cheaper prices than other companies

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

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

    She has a reputation for being a fiercely competitive player.

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competitively

adverb

competitiveness

noun [uncountable]

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