competitive factor meaning, competitive factor definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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competitive

  
1       adj   Competitive is used to describe situations or activities in which people or firms compete with each other.  
Only by keeping down costs will America maintain its competitive advantage over other countries..., Japan is a highly competitive market system..., Universities are very competitive for the best students.     
  competitively      adv   ADV after v  
He's now back up on the slopes again, skiing competitively in events for the disabled.     
2       adj   A competitive person is eager to be more successful than other people.  
He has always been ambitious and fiercely competitive..., I'm a very competitive person and I was determined not be beaten.     
  competitively      adv   ADV after v  
They worked hard together, competitively and under pressure.     
  competitiveness      n-uncount  
I can't stand the pace, I suppose, and the competitiveness, and the unfriendliness.     
3       adj   Goods or services that are at a competitive price or rate are likely to be bought, because they are less expensive than other goods of the same kind.  
Only those homes offered for sale at competitive prices will secure interest from serious purchasers.     
  competitively      adv   ADV -ed, ADV after v  
...a number of early Martin and Gibson guitars, which were competitively priced.     
  competitiveness      n-uncount  
It is only on the world market that we can prove the competitiveness and quality of our goods.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
an aspect of something that is very impressive or exciting
often used for houses: the wow factor is its high-tech kitchen
n.
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
n.
expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)

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