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Productive meaning

Productivity is an average measure of the efficiency of production. It can be expressed as the ratio of output to inputs used in the production process, i.e. output per unit of input. When all outputs and inputs are included in the productivity measure it is called total productivity. Outputs and inputs are defined in the total productivity measure as their economic values.


  1. (a.) Bringing into being; causing to exist; producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit productive of heroic achievements.
  2. (a.) Producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile; profitable.
  3. (a.) 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.
Word: pro·duc·tive
Pronunciation of productive: pr&-'d&k-tiv, prO-
Function of productive: adjective
1 : having the quality or power of producing especially in abundance <productive fishing waters>
2 : effective in bringing about <investigating committees have been productive of much good -- R. K. Carr>
3 a : yielding results, benefits, or profits b : yielding or devoted to the satisfaction of wants or the creation of utilities
4 : continuing to be used in the formation of new words or constructions <un- is a productive prefix>
5 : raising mucus or sputum (as from the bronchi) <a productive cough>
- pro·duc·tive·ly adverb
- pro·duc·tive·ness noun

Synonyms of productive

Fat, Fertile, Generative, Rich,

Antonyms of productive