productive pro‧duc‧tive [prəˈdʌktɪv] adjective
1. producing or achieving something:

• The program is designed to help business users be more productive.

• We want to turn welfare recipients into productive, working members of society.

• The plant has the newest and most productive steel-making technology.

2. ECONOMICS producing crops, goods, or wealth:

• The strike is cutting deeper into the company's productive capacity (= ability to produce things ) .

— productively adverb :

• She needs to use her time at work more productively.

— productiveness noun [uncountable]

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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