Definitions for competitive
kəmˈpɛt ɪ tɪvcom·pet·i·tive
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word competitive.
involving competition or competitiveness
"competitive games"; "to improve one's competitive position"
competitive, free-enterprise(a), private-enterprise(a)adjective
subscribing to capitalistic competition
showing a fighting disposition
"highly competitive sales representative"; "militant in fighting for better wages for workers"; "his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"
capable of competing successfully
of or pertaining to competition
inclined to compete
inhibiting the action of an enzyme by binding with it
(euphemistically, of prices) cheap, especially used of quality products
Competition is a rivalry where two or more parties strive for a common goal which cannot be shared: where one's gain is the other's loss (an example of which is a zero-sum game). Competition can arise between entities such as organisms, individuals, economic and social groups, etc. The rivalry can be over attainment of any exclusive goal, including recognition: Competition occurs in nature, between living organisms which co-exist in the same environment. Animals compete over water supplies, food, mates, and other biological resources. Humans usually compete for food and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth, power, prestige, and fame when in a static, repetitive, or unchanging environment. Competition is a major tenet of market economies and business, often associated with business competition as companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers. Competition inside a company is usually stimulated with the larger purpose of meeting and reaching higher quality of services or improved products that the company may produce or develop. Competition is often considered to be the opposite of cooperation, however in the real world, mixtures of cooperation and competition are the norm. In economies, as the philosopher R. G. Collingwood argued "the presence of these two opposites together is essential to an economic system. The parties to an economic action co-operate in competing, like two chess players". Optimal strategies to achieve goals are studied in the branch of mathematics known as game theory. Competition has been studied in several fields, including psychology, sociology and anthropology. Social psychologists, for instance, study the nature of competition. They investigate the natural urge of competition and its circumstances. They also study group dynamics, to detect how competition emerges and what its effects are. Sociologists, meanwhile, study the effects of competition on society as a whole. Additionally, anthropologists study the history and prehistory of competition in various cultures. They also investigate how competition manifested itself in various cultural settings in the past, and how competition has developed over time.
Competitive refers to the scenario or tendency of individuals, organizations or nations attempting to achieve superiority, dominance, or success over others in a particular field, activity, or aspect. It often involves rivalries, contests, or battles where one's abilities, skills, or resources are being tested against others. This term can be applied in a variety of contexts, such as sports, business, education, or biology.
of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; competitory; as, a competitive examination
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The numerical value of competitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of competitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
We think we can lower the cost of maintenance by two to three cents per kilowatt hour. That is a game changer from standpoint of the viability of wind energy. It becomes absolutely competitive with the fossil fuels that we rely on today, without subsidies it starts to become cost competitive.
What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis.
It's one thing where you're not competitive but you can see your way out of it, it's another when you're not competitive and your partner doesn't seem to be willing to deal with you.
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
The market is getting more competitive, but I don't think it's going to be brutally more competitive than anything else we have seen, it's normalizing as an emerged market in which car makers are going to have to be smart, going to have to be quick and they're going to have to be competitive.
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- конкурентен, състезателен, конкурентноспособенBulgarian
- competitiuCatalan, Valencian
- konkurenční, soutěžní, soutěživýCzech
- kilpailullinen, kilpailuhenkinen, kilpailukykyinenFinnish
- konkurrenskraftig, tävlingsinriktadSwedish
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