What is competitive?

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Michael Slipchuk
1966 in Edmonton) is a Canadian retired competitive figure skater who currently serves as the High Performance Director of Skate Canada ... As a competitive skater, he won the 1992 Canadian Figure Skating Championships and placed 9th at the 1992 Winter Olympics ... Following his competitive career, he skated for two seasons on Stars On Ice and later worked as a coach in Calgary ...
Swim Jammer - Suits - Kneeskin
... A kneeskin is a type of competitive swimwear worn by both male and female athletes ... Most competitive swimwear brands such as the Speedo LZR Racer line, Tyr Sport, Inc ... swimwear, kneeskin suits are only commonly used at highly competitive levels of the swimming sport and are known to sell for prices in excess of US$200 ...
Benjamin Gilad - Publications and Awards - Awards
... Gilad was awarded the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals Meritorious Award ... has made significant and meritorious contributions to the competitive intelligence profession ... He was the second of the three Academy of Competitive Intelligence founders to be given the award ...
Ski To Sea Race - Divisions
... Sea Race, teams registered in eight divisions Competitive, Whatcom County, Recreational, High School, Masters, Veterans, Family, and Corporate ... Three of the divisions (Competitive, Whatcom County, and Recreational) are further divided by "Open" (three or fewer females), "Mixed" (four or more females), and "Female" (women only) ... in the Recreational division, and about a quarter in the Competitive divisions ...

More definitions of "competitive":

  • (adj): Showing a fighting disposition without self-seeking.
    Example: "Highly competitive sales representative"
    Synonyms: militant
  • (adj): Involving competition or competitiveness.
    Example: "Competitive games"; "to improve one's competitive position"
    Synonyms: competitory

Famous quotes containing the word competitive:

    The shift from the perception of the child as innocent to the perception of the child as competent has greatly increased the demands on contemporary children for maturity, for participating in competitive sports, for early academic achievement, and for protecting themselves against adults who might do them harm. While children might be able to cope with any one of those demands taken singly, taken together they often exceed children’s adaptive capacity.
    David Elkind (20th century)

    Women of my age in America are at the mercy of two powerful and antagonistic traditions. The first is the ultradomestic fifties with its powerful cult of motherhood; the other is the strident feminism of the seventies with its attempt to clone the male competitive model.... Only in America are these ideologies pushed to extremes.
    Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century)

    How deep is our desire to do better than our mothers—to bring daughters into adulthood strong and fierce yet loving and gentle, adventurous and competitive but still nurturing and friendly, sweet yet sharp. We know as working women that we can’t quite have it all, but that hasn’t stopped us from wanting it all for them.
    Anne Roiphe (20th century)