productive

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adjective pro·duc·tive \prə-ˈdək-tiv, prō-\

Definition of productive

  1. 1 :  having the quality or power of producing especially in abundance <productive fishing waters>

  2. 2 :  effective in bringing about <investigating committees have been productive of much good — R. K. Carr>

  3. 3 a :  yielding results, benefits, or profits b :  yielding or devoted to the satisfaction of wants or the creation of utilities

  4. 4 :  continuing to be used in the formation of new words or constructions <un- is a productive prefix>

  5. 5 :  raising mucus or sputum (as from the bronchi) <a productive cough>

productively

adverb

productiveness

noun

Examples of productive in a sentence

  1. I had a very productive day.

  2. I am most productive in the morning.

  3. Some staff members are more productive than others.

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First Known Use of productive

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PRODUCTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective pro·duc·tive \prə-ˈdək-tiv, prō-\

Definition of productive for English Language Learners

  • : doing or achieving a lot : working hard and getting good results

  • : producing or able to produce something especially in large amounts

  • : causing or resulting in something


PRODUCTIVE Defined for Kids

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adjective pro·duc·tive \prə-ˈdək-tiv\

Definition of productive for Students

  1. 1 :  having the power to yield in large amounts <productive soil>

  2. 2 :  producing well <I'm most productive in the morning.>


Medical Dictionary

productive

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adjective pro·duc·tive \prə-ˈdək-tiv, prō-\

Medical Definition of productive

  1. :  raising mucus or sputum (as from the bronchi) <a productive cough>



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