not productive; unproductive.
not worthwhile or beneficial; not leading to practical or beneficial results.
not producing goods directly, as employees in charge of personnel or inspectors.
Origin of nonproductive
the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services: The productivity of the group's effort surprised everyone.
Economics. the rate at which goods and services having exchange value are brought forth or produced: Productivity increased dramatically last year.
Grammar. the ability to form new words using established patterns and discrete linguistic elements, as the derivational affixes -ness and -ity.
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Historical Examples of non-productivity
(of workers) not directly responsible for producing goods
having disappointing results; unproductive
the output of an industrial concern in relation to the materials, labour, etc, it employs
the state of being productive
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