Definitions for productive
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word productive.
producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
"productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
having the ability to produce or originate
"generative power"; "generative forces"
yielding positive results
fat, fertile, productive, richadjective
marked by great fruitfulness
"fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"
Capable of producing something, especially in abundance; fertile
yielding good or useful results; constructive
Of, or relating to the creation of goods or services
consistently applicable to any of an open set of words
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Having the power to produce; fertile; generative; efficient.
Etymology: from produce.
Not in themselves, all their known virtue appears
Productive as in herb and plant. John Milton.
This is turning nobility unto a principle of virtue, and making it productive of merit, as it is understood to have been originally a reward of it. Spectator, №. 537.
Be thou my aid, my tuneful song inspire,
And kindle, with thy own productive fire. Dryden.
If the productive fat of the marl be spent, it is not capable of being mended with new. John Mortimer.
Numbers of Scots are glad to exchange their barren hills for our fruitful vales so productive of that grain. Jonathan Swift.
Hymen’s flames like stars unite,
And burn for ever one;
Chaste as cold Cynthia’s virgin light,
Productive as the sun. Alexander Pope.
Plutarch, in his life of Theseus, says, that that age was productive of men of prodigious stature. William Broome.
Productivity is the efficiency of production of goods or services expressed by some measure. Measurements of productivity are often expressed as a ratio of an aggregate output to a single input or an aggregate input used in a production process, i.e. output per unit of input, typically over a specific period of time. The most common example is the (aggregate) labour productivity measure, one example of which is GDP per worker. There are many different definitions of productivity (including those that are not defined as ratios of output to input) and the choice among them depends on the purpose of the productivity measurement and/or data availability. The key source of difference between various productivity measures is also usually related (directly or indirectly) to how the outputs and the inputs are aggregated to obtain such a ratio-type measure of productivity.Productivity is a crucial factor in the production performance of firms and nations. Increasing national productivity can raise living standards because more real income improves people's ability to purchase goods and services, enjoy leisure, improve housing and education and contribute to social and environmental programs. Productivity growth can also help businesses to be more profitable.
Productive refers to the quality of being able to accomplish or produce a significant amount of work or result efficiently and effectively. It often pertains to actions, methods, or processes that yield high outputs, results, or profits. In a broader sense, it can also mean being constructive, useful, or beneficial.
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
bringing into being; causing to exist; producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit productive of heroic achievements
producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile; profitable
Etymology: [F. productif, L. productivus fit for prolongation.]
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'productive' in Adjectives Frequency: #803
The numerical value of productive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of productive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
America's abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes.
Crazy people who are productive are geniuses. Crazy people who are rich are eccentric. Crazy people who are neither productive nor rich are just plain crazy. Geniuses and crazy people are both out in the middle of a deep ocean geniuses swim, crazy people drown. Most of us are sitting safely on the shore. Take a chance and get your feet wet.
We are looking with great interest, expectation, hope that the talks in Moscow will be productive, honestly not everything will be solved in one day - but (it would be) productive ... to resume the talks with a much more in-depth address on the issue of political transition.
When you give yourself permission to do that, you don’t stress yourself out when you’re not productive, and it frees up time for you to actually be productive.
We have very productive conversations occurring among our members, but those are productive conversations, that doesn't mean that we have language and text that's ready to go and the votes are lined up. But that's what you need to do in order to get that, meaning get members talking. That's happening.
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- productiuCatalan, Valencian
- produktiivne, tootlik, viljakasEstonian
- tuottelias, hedelmällinen, antoisa, tuloksekas, tuottoisaFinnish
- productif, productiveFrench
- auglīgs, ražīgs, rezultatīvs, produktīvsLatvian
- productiv, fertil, rodnicRomanian
- продуктивный, производительныйRussian
- năng suấtVietnamese
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