- 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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- the output of an industrial concern in relation to the materials, labour, etc, it employs
- the state of being productive
Word Origin and History for unproductivity
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