- having the power of producing; generative; creative: a productive effort.
- producing readily or abundantly; fertile: a productive vineyard.
- causing; bringing about (usually followed by of): conditions productive of crime and sin.
- Economics. producing or tending to produce goods and services having exchange value.
- Grammar. (of derivational affixes or patterns) readily used in forming new words, as the suffix -ness.
- (in language learning) of or relating to the language skills of speaking and writing (opposed to receptive).
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Related Words for productivenessabundance, potency, productivity, puberty, richness, fecundity, gravidity, virility, fruitfulness, prolificacy, pregnancy, copiousness, luxuriance, pubescence, prolificness, prolificity
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Hence no increase in the productiveness of labour can increase the total sum of values.Freeland
Vine variable in vigor and productiveness, hardy and healthy.
If the variety has any preminently good character, it is productiveness.
The vine of Senasqua lacks in vigor, hardiness, productiveness and health.
Vine vigorous, doubtfully hardy, variable in productiveness.
- producing or having the power to produce; fertile
- yielding favourable or effective results
- producing or capable of producing goods and services that have monetary or exchange valueproductive assets
- of or relating to such productionthe productive processes of an industry
- (postpositive foll by of) resulting inproductive of good results
- denoting an affix or combining form used to produce new words
1610s, from French productif (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin productivus "fit for production," from Latin product-, past participle stem of producere (see produce (v.)). Related: Productively; productiveness.
- Producing or capable of producing mucus or sputum.
- Forming new tissue, as of an inflammation.