What does productive mean?

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prəˈdʌk tɪvpro·duc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. productiveadjective

    producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)

    "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"

  2. generative, productiveadjective

    having the ability to produce or originate

    "generative power"; "generative forces"

  3. productiveadjective

    yielding positive results

  4. fat, fertile, productive, richadjective

    marked by great fruitfulness

    "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"


  1. productiveadjective

    Capable of producing something, especially in abundance; fertile

  2. productiveadjective

    yielding good or useful results; constructive

  3. productiveadjective

    Of, or relating to the creation of goods or services

  4. productiveadjective

    consistently applicable to any of an open set of words

Webster Dictionary

  1. Productiveadjective

    having the quality or power of producing; yielding or furnishing results; as, productive soil; productive enterprises; productive labor, that which increases the number or amount of products

    Etymology: [F. productif, L. productivus fit for prolongation.]

  2. Productiveadjective

    bringing into being; causing to exist; producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit productive of heroic achievements

    Etymology: [F. productif, L. productivus fit for prolongation.]

  3. Productiveadjective

    producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile; profitable

    Etymology: [F. productif, L. productivus fit for prolongation.]

Editors Contribution

  1. productive

    The ability and power to produce easily, effectively and efficiently.

    The employees were so productive that they all were given a day off work to celebrate their collective achievement.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'productive' in Adjectives Frequency: #803

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of productive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of productive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of productive in a Sentence

  1. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    Just another productive meeting.

  2. Shalanda Young:

    The President was very clear The President would like to see action this year to reduce prescription drug costs, strengthen the ACA, Medicaid and Medicare coverage and create additional public coverage options, we know there are proposals on the Hill been introduced, and we believe that it's more productive to work collaboratively with Congress to develop and build consensus around the specific policies that achieves The President broad goals.

  3. Joyce Brothers:

    No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.

  4. Catherine Barber:

    My kid is going through a crisis, or my spouse is relapsing with their opioid problem. Now’s the time to store my gun elsewhere. I think that’s a more productive approach because when you just go down the road of legislation, everyone gets angry and starts taking sides.

  5. Hall Kesmodel:

    Employees are there a year or two, they are young, it's not going to impact the company now, but what it will impact is whether that employee is vibrant and productive today.

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