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competitive

(kəm-pĕt′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
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.

com·pet′i·tive·ly adv.
com·pet′i·tive·ness n.

competitive

the relationship in which two or more entities contend for association with another.

competitive inhibitors
compounds, usually structural analogs of the substrate, that bind reversibly to an enzyme and deny the substrates access to the active site.
competitive protein binding
binding proteins occur naturally and have affinity for other substances, for example sex hormone steroid-binding globulin. The property is made use of in the assay of such substances in body fluids and tissues. Called also CPB.
competitive protein binding assay
see competitive protein binding (above).
competitive radioimmunoassay
a technique utilizing isotope labeled antigen that competes with unlabeled antigen for union with specific antibody. A very sensitive assay, commonly used in detecting trace amounts of drugs.
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3% of rehabilitated clients with severe disabilities were closed in competitive employment as contrasted with 89.
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Under competitive bidding structures that currently exist for oxygen equipment in the Veterans Administration (VA), equipment delivery times range from 24 hours to 72 hours from the time an order is initiated.
Gradually, the CI unit began to share some of its work with the sales and marketing units through ad-hoc briefings; the unit later provided access to an intranet site containing links to research sources as well as short profiles on key competitors, customers, and related competitive issues.
A brief overview of the topic has been offered recently by Choo and Auster (1993) while Porter's (1980) seminal text on competitive strategy advocates the exploitation of a heterogeneous set of source materials (from Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] filings to industry gossip).
Supported employment is defined by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1986 as: competitive work in integrated settings (a) for individuals with severe handicaps for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occured, or (b) for individuals for whom competitive employment has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of a severe disability and who, because of their handicap, need ongoing support services to perform such work.
Hancock 2001; Wang and Yang 2003; Lam et al 2004) which, while less polemical than Kohn's, nevertheless caution against competitive approaches in various educational settings.
In general, aluminum facilities are in the best competitive condition and have a more favorable financial position relative to the other metal segments, whereas gray iron facilities face the most difficult financial and competitive conditions.
This lack of competitive elections has led to a polarized Congress, with conservative Republicans on one side and liberal Democrats on the other.
Observes Caterpillar CFO Lynn McPheeters, "We were dollar-based and they were yen-based, and when currencies got out of whack, it created a significant competitive advantage for them.