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,
- an·ti·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, adjective, noun
- non·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, noun
- sem·i·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, noun
- un·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, noun
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How to use productivity in a sentence
The tyranny of Slack notifications on top of that is damaging to sanity — never mind productivity.‘It can take on a panopticon effect’: Slack’s presenteeism problem grows with no end in sight for remote work | Lucinda Southern | August 28, 2020 | Digiday
Subseasonal forecasts can also help farmers improve productivity in regions such as western Africa, says Shraddhanand Shukla, a climate scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster | Alexandra Witze | August 27, 2020 | Science News
Minor productivity losses are not worth risking employees’ and communities’ health.I’m a physician and a CEO. Why I won’t bring my employees back to the office before Labor Day 2021 | matthewheimer | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
The company, which makes workplace productivity software, was started by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz.Asana files for direct listing amid slew of software IPOs | Verne Kopytoff | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
In a country where most men and women work even when they have children, having child care is inextricably linked to economic productivity — and not having it often hurts women most.Why It Took So Long For Politicians To Treat The Child Care Crisis As A Crisis | Clare Malone (email@example.com) | July 16, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
What designer West lacks in productivity, he more than makes up for in pure, unadulterated confidence and blind anger.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture | Amy Zimmerman | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Companies are also intolerant of violence in the workplace because it undermines workforce stability and hampers productivity.
In this scenario, productivity will rise, but wages may stagnate or decline.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class | Joel Kotkin | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The CEO describes the company as a “productivity and platform company.”
The Allies were successful for a lot of reasons but among the most important was American industrial productivity.D-Day Historian Craig Symonds Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion | Marc Wortman | June 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In tribute to this literary productivity, he liked to refer to himself as Literature, while addressing Tootles as Art.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
But it would be unjust and inconsiderate to ascribe this want of productivity to the disposition called laziness.
The evident tendency of such a system is to encourage productivity and the highest degree of accuracy.
The tendency of the American system, on the other hand, is to beget a spirit of routine and to check productivity.
No man lives a life of intellectual productivity alone; he needs not only material and opportunity, but helpers, resonators.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for productivity
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 productivity
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