adjective Date: 1812 given to rivalry ; competitive

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  • rivalrous — [rī′vəl rəs] adj. 1. being a rival or rivals 2. of or involving rivalry …   English World dictionary

  • rivalrous — rivalrousness, n. /ruy veuhl reuhs/, adj. characterized by rivalry; competitive: the rivalrous aspect of their friendship. [1805 15; RIVALR(Y) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • rivalrous — rival ► NOUN 1) a person or thing competing with another for superiority or the same objective. 2) a person or thing equal to another in quality: she has no rivals as a female rock singer. ► VERB (rivalled, rivalling; US rivaled, rivaling) ▪ be… …   English terms dictionary

  • rivalrous — adjective Having a relationship of rivalry …   Wiktionary

  • rivalrous — ri·val·rous …   English syllables

  • rivalrous — ri•val•rous [[t]ˈraɪ vəl rəs[/t]] adj. characterized by rivalry; competitive • Etymology: 1805–15 ri′val•rous•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • rivalrous — adjective eager to surpass others • Syn: ↑emulous • Similar to: ↑competitive, ↑competitory • Derivationally related forms: ↑rival …   Useful english dictionary

  • Public good — For the egalitarian terms, see Common good and Public interest. In economics, a public good is a good that is nonrival and non excludable. Non rivalry means that consumption of the good by one individual does not reduce availability of the good… …   Wikipedia

  • Rivalry (economics) — In economics, rivalry is a characteristic of a good. A good can be placed along a continuum ranging from rivalrous (rival) to non rival. The same characteristic is sometimes referred to as subtractable or non subtractable [1]. A rival… …   Wikipedia

  • Club good — Club goods (artificially scarce goods) are a type of good in economics, sometimes classified as a subtype of public goods that are excludable but non rivalrous, at least until reaching a point where congestion occurs. These goods are often… …   Wikipedia

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