What does productive mean?

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prəˈdʌk tɪvpro·duc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. productive(adj)

    producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)

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

  2. generative, productive(adj)

    having the ability to produce or originate

    "generative power"; "generative forces"

  3. productive(adj)

    yielding positive results

  4. fat, fertile, productive, rich(adj)

    marked by great fruitfulness

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


  1. productive(Adjective)

    Capable of producing something, especially in abundance; fertile

  2. productive(Adjective)

    yielding good or useful results; constructive

  3. productive(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to the creation of goods or services

  4. productive(Adjective)

    consistently applicable to any of an open set of words

Webster Dictionary

  1. Productive(adj)

    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. Productive(adj)

    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. Productive(adj)

    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. State John Kerry:

    Over the course of the next week it may become possible to try to engage in some productive conversations about how to bring that conflict to a close.

  2. Justin Trudeau:

    We're not perfect but we have done good work these last four years and we should be able to continue together to build a Canada that is more fair, open and productive.

  3. Steve Knight:

    As an 18 year veteran of the LAPD and active member of the Law Enforcement Task Force, I know there are things our officers on the ground know that lawmakers in Washington just can't understand without being there, today's conversations were very productive and I look forward to using this input as I craft legislation to address this urgent challenge. We can no longer play the political blame-game as these tragedies continue to unfold.

  4. Thomas Weiser:

    Our children are our country's future, and we as a society need to recognize when they are in trouble. This disturbing trend should be a wake-up call that mental health services, injury prevention, gun safety and ongoing efforts to improve car and driver safety need support, attention, and financial resources, our investments now as a society will be paid back handsomely when our children grow up to be healthy, productive adults.

  5. William Blake:

    What seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be, and is productive of the most dreadful consequences to those to whom it seems to be, even of torments, despair, eternal death.

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