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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPETITIVE

We have never practiced the policy of competitive armaments.

It is not improbable that a competitive examination, at this day, might have excluded him from the army.

Here the noise and clamor of competitive industry is stilled.

Men had yet to learn that railways could be co-operative as well as competitive.

The competitive edge is provided by the intelligent use of data.

Competitive wages are paid side by side with customary wages.

The backbone of the merit system was the competitive examination.

I say, Vincent, did you see this correspondence about competitive examinations?

At competitive exhibitions, the element of comparison comes in.

Business is dull and he is hard-pressed by competitive houses.

WORD ORIGIN

1826, from Latin competit-, past participle stem of competere (see compete) + -ive. Related: Competitively; competitiveness.

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