Pronunciation: (kum-pet'i-tiv), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by competition: competitive sports; a competitive examination.
2. well suited for competition; having a feature that makes for successful competition: a competitive price.
3. having a strong desire to compete or to succeed.
4. useful to a competitor; giving a competitor an advantage: He was careful not to divulge competitive information about his invention.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.