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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. Roberto Velez:

    We need to keep on the issue of increasing productivity, increasing densities.

  2. Edmund Shing:

    Before becoming positive on the sector, I would like to see them making efforts to improve productivity, adopt technologies like softwares to optimize logistics networks, cut labor costs and have a sustainable dividend policy, it's a very competitive market, growth prospects are limited and the barrier to entry is not very high. The danger for the market is that Amazon might replicate its experiment across Europe and other online companies such as eBay also launch their own delivery services to cut costs.

  3. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla:

    The tax system that we have penalizes work and productivity while rewarding evasion.

  4. 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.

  5. Jeff Chapin:

    There’s a big issue in society that people only get a few hours of sleep a night, which can have huge life and productivity impact, it’s a huge potential business opportunity to create a market in that realm.

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