[ non-pruh-duhk-tiv ]
/ ˌnɒn prəˈdʌk tɪv /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM nonproductivenon·pro·duc·tive·ly, adverbnon·pro·duc·tive·ness, non·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty [non-proh-duhk-tiv-i-tee, -prod-uh k-] /ˌnɒn proʊ dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti, -prɒd ək-/, noun
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Definition for non-productivity (2 of 2)
[ proh-duhk-tiv-i-tee, prod-uhk‐ ]
/ ˌproʊ dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti, ˌprɒd ʌk‐ /
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM productivityan·ti·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, adjective, nounnon·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, nounsem·i·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, nounun·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for non-productivity
The economic loss through the non-productivity of 20,000 drunkards is equal to one Chicago fire involving two hundred millions.A Man's Value to Society|Newell Dwight Hillis
As far as his art creations show, this was a period of non-productivity.Wagner as I Knew Him|Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
British Dictionary definitions for non-productivity (1 of 2)
/ (ˌnɒnprəˈdʌktɪv) /
(of workers) not directly responsible for producing goods
having disappointing results; unproductive
Derived forms of nonproductivenonproductiveness, nounnonproductivity (ˌnɒnprɒdʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ), noun
British Dictionary definitions for non-productivity (2 of 2)
/ (ˌprɒdʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ) /
the output of an industrial concern in relation to the materials, labour, etc, it employs
the state of being productive
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Cultural definitions for non-productivity
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