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Princeton's WordNet

  1. productiveness, productivity(noun)

    the quality of being productive or having the power to produce

  2. productivity(noun)

    (economics) the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time


  1. productivity(Noun)

    the state of being productive, fertile or efficient

  2. productivity(Noun)

    the rate at which goods or services are produced by a standard population of workers

  3. productivity(Noun)

    the rate at which crops are grown on a standard area of land

Webster Dictionary

  1. Productivity(noun)

    the quality or state of being productive; productiveness


  1. Productivity

    Productivity is the ratio of output to inputs in production; it is a measure of the efficiency of production. Productivity has many benefits. At the national level, productivity growth raises 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 is important to the firm because more real income means that the firm can meet its obligations to customers, suppliers, workers, shareholders, and governments, and still remain competitive or even improve its competitiveness in the market place.

Editors Contribution

  1. productivity

    The act, process and quality of being productive.

    The productivity level was changed efficiently and easily and for their efforts everyone as given the day off work to celebrate.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'productivity' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4655

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'productivity' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4432

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'productivity' in Nouns Frequency: #1874

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of productivity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of productivity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of productivity in a Sentence

  1. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson:

    When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever.

  2. Vijay Chandramohan:

    Cities in India are growing at an exponential rate, there is tremendous pressure on the city roads, leading to increasing traffic snarls and commute time resulting in frustration and loss of productivity.

  3. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts:

    We expect parcels in the UK and Europe to drive the top-line and restructuring and productivity gains to support the bottom-line, (Royal Mail) faces potentially tough wage and pension negotiations this year but the risks are probably overstated.

  4. John F. Welch:

    We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies--in the minds of those closest to the work. It's been there in front of our noses all along while we've been running around chasing robots and reading books on how to become Japanese--or at least manage like them.

  5. David Teater:

    Being a former CEO myself and having probably spoken to hundreds of CEOs over the years and hundreds of companies that have put these policies in place, maybe thousands, I've never heard of, not only not heard directly, I've never even heard of a company saying 'we put this policy in place, and it hurt sales commissions; it hurt productivity; it hurt customer service,' not even one comment on that anecdotally in the last 10 years, which I think is amazing.

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