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Princeton's WordNet

  1. productiveness, productivitynoun

    the quality of being productive or having the power to produce

  2. productivitynoun

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


  1. productivitynoun

    the state of being productive, fertile or efficient

  2. productivitynoun

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

  3. productivitynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Productivitynoun

    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  

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  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. Richard Lightbound:

    If you can reduce herbicides by the factor of 10 it becomes very compelling for the farmer in terms of productivity. It's also eco friendly and that's clearly going to be very popular, if not compulsory, at some stage.

  2. Sutton Fell:

    This is something we try to educate people on all the time, any change in the way we are used to doing things will feel 'hard' at first, but the great thing is that the management style that works best with flexible workers is also the style that results in better productivity, a more engaged and collaborative team, and a better functioning team overall.

  3. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso:

    The prolonging of trade tensions and policy uncertainties pose a serious risk to the global economy by undermining private investment, disrupting global supply chains and weakening productivity growth.

  4. Alexis Kane:

    As someone with ADHD, the way my computer behaves in a day influences my mood, my productivity, and my energy levels, this became more apparent with virtual work when I had no break from my computer. The number of notifications I was receiving increased significantly and so did my anxiety levels.

  5. Babu Ram Saini:

    We grow rice because that is what sells, productivity for lentils is so low that we'll not be able to sustain ourselves without massive government support.

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