Definition of Productive

1. Adjective. Producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly). "A productive collaboration"




2. Adjective. Having the ability to produce or originate. "Generative forces"
Exact synonyms: Generative
Antonyms: Consumptive
Derivative terms: Generate, Generate, Productiveness

3. Adjective. Yielding positive results.
Similar to: Successful
Derivative terms: Productiveness

4. Adjective. Marked by great fruitfulness. "Rich soil"
Exact synonyms: Fat, Fertile, Rich
Similar to: Fruitful
Derivative terms: Fertility, Productiveness, Richness, Richness

Definition of Productive

1. 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.

Definition of Productive

1. Adjective. Capable of producing something, especially in abundance; fertile ¹

2. Adjective. yielding good or useful results; constructive ¹

3. Adjective. Of, or relating to the creation of goods or services ¹

4. Adjective. (context: linguistics of an affix or word construction rule) consistently applicable to any of an open set of words ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Productive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Productive

productible
production
production cost
production line
production model
production order
production record
production value
production values
productionable
productional
productionally
productions
productisation
productisations
productive (current term)
productively
productiveness
productivism
productivisms
productivist
productivists
productivities
productivity
productization
productizations
productize
productized
productizes
productress

Literary usage of Productive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1915)
"From this interpretation of the terms, it would seem to follow that all labor belongs to the productive class. If not only the butcher and the baker are in ..."

2. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1911)
"From this interpretation of the terms, it would seem to follow that all labor belongs to the productive class. If not only the butcher and the baker are in ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1908)
"HE term productive scholarship is used advisedly. There are not a few who maintain that this term is wholly inappropriate as applied to work actually ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Very productive. variation in this respect, the problem of producing resistant varieties of good quality appears relatively simple. ..."

5. The Evolution of Modern Capitalism: A Study of Machine Production by John Atkinson Hobson (1902)
"productive Economies of the Large Business. § 2. Competitive Economies of the Large Business. § 3. Intenser Competition of the few Large Businesses. § 4. ..."

6. The Evolution of Modern Capitalism: A Study of Machine Production by John Atkinson Hobson (1901)
"productive Economies of the Large Business. § 2. Competitive Economies of the Large Business. § 3. Intenser Competition of the few Large Businesses. § 4. ..."

7. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1819)
"V. Dr. Purves on All Classes productive of National Rise of Prices. — The productive theory, as Mr. Gray and Dr. Purves term their view of society, ..."

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