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Definition of "productive" []

  • Producing or capable of producing. (adjective)
  • Producing abundantly; fertile. See Synonyms at fertile. (adjective)
  • Yielding favorable or useful results; constructive. (adjective)
  • Economics Of or involved in the creation of goods and services to produce wealth or value. (adjective)
  • Effective in achieving specified results; originative: policies productive of much harm. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "productive" in a sentence
  • "But I think an educated public realizing that they can effectively "vote" with their dollars for which businesses/authors remain productive is probably a good thing."
  • "I think the word productive is highly deceptive and mis-leading."
  • "Martin O'Malley on Tuesday used the first in a series of planed bill-signing ceremonies to tout what he characterized as a productive 90-day legislative session, despite tough budgetary times."