Definition of competative
1. competitive [ a ] involving competition or competitiveness
Examples: "competitive games" "to improve one's competitive position"
(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
This may be helpful in improving the competitive position of established firms through diversification and expansion or through more economical utilization of plant capacity .
(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
But they deny the values of the city - the crowded , competitive , tolerant city , the `` melting_pot '' which gave_off so many of the most admirable American qualities .Synonyms competitive competitory Related Terms noncompetitive competing matched contending emulous agonistic
2. competitive [ a ] subscribing to capitalistic competitionUsed in print:
(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)
`` The logic of creating a strong , balanced , competitive two system railroad service in the East is so obvious that B._+_O. was publicly committed to the approach outlined here .
Obviously , the Interstate_Commerce_Commission will not force the New_York_Central to further curtail its commuter operations by giving undue competitive advantages to the lines that wish to merge .
For the past 40 years Congress has advocated a carefully planned , balanced and competitive railway_system .
(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)
The inference is overwhelming that du_Pont 's commanding position was promoted by its stock interest and was not gained solely on competitive merit '' .Synonyms competitive private-enterprise free-enterprise Related Terms capitalistic
3. competitive [ a ] subscribing to capitalistic competitionSynonyms competitive private-enterprise free-enterprise Related Terms capitalistic
4. competitive [ a ] showing a fighting disposition without self-seeking
Examples: "highly competitive sales representative" "militant in fighting for better wages for workers" "his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"
(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
Marketing in the new decade will be no picnic - for the sixties will present possibly the most intense competitive activity that you have experienced in the last 20 - 25 yr. .Synonyms militant competitive Related Terms aggressive
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