- of, involving, or based on competition
- likely to succeed in competition: a competitive team
- An example of competitive is the process in major league baseball teams play against each other.
- An example of competitive is a student who wants to be number one in her class.
The definition of competitive is relating to a situation for a win, or having a strong desire to win or to be the best.
- Of, involving, or determined by competition: competitive games.
- Liking competition or inclined to compete: a highly competitive teammate.
- Biochemistry Relating to the inhibition of enzyme activity that results from an alternate compound binding reversibly to the site on an enzyme where the substrate would normally bind.
(comparative more competitive, superlative most competitive)
OriginSee also: compétitive
compete + -ive
competitive - Medical Definition
Biochemistry Relating to the inhibition of enzyme activity that results from an alternate compound binding reversibly to the site on an enzyme where the substrate would normally bind.
- The mandarinate or official class is recruited from all ranks of the people by competitive examination.
- Alex was competitive by nature, but being a veterinarian had always been his dream.
- By degrees, however, the progresses of the feudal chiefs to and from Yedo, which at first were simple and economical, developed features of competitive magnificence, and the importance of good roads and suitable accommodation received increased attention.
- Still, these seminars helped him stay competitive with his veterinary clinic.
- Rank is nominally determined by merit, as tested by competitive examinations.