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competitive

adjective
 
 
/kəmˈpetɪtɪv/
SITUATION B2 involving competition: competitive sports a highly competitive industryCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
PERSON B2 wanting to win or to be more successful than other people: She's very competitive.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
PRICES/SERVICES B2 Competitive prices, services, etc are as good as or better than other prices, services, etc.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
competitively adverb competitiveness noun [U]
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