Definition of productive
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>
Examples of productive in a sentence
I had a very productive day.
I am most productive in the morning.
Some staff members are more productive than others.
First Known Use of productive
PRODUCTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of productive for Students
1 : having the power to yield in large amounts <productive soil>
2 : producing well <I'm most productive in the morning.>
Medical Definition of productive
: raising mucus or sputum (as from the bronchi) <a productive cough>
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