[ UK /pɹədˈʌktɪv/ ]
[ US /pɝˈdəktɪv, pɹəˈdəktɪv, pɹoʊˈdəktɪv/ ]
  1. marked by great fruitfulness
    rich soil
    fertile farmland
    a productive vineyard
    a fat land
  2. having the ability to produce or originate
    generative power
    generative forces
  3. producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
    his productive years
    productive farmland
    a productive collaboration
  4. yielding positive results
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How To Use productive In A Sentence

  • Improved safety measures in cars can be counterproductive as they encourage people to drive faster.
  • Organizing your finances and time helps you become more productive and responsive and ensures you avoid unnecessary pitfalls, such as incurring wasteful late fees. AllBusiness.com - Home Page RSS
  • Russian knapweed is a problem in ranges and pastures in the western United States, where it grows up to 4 feet tall and takes over otherwise productive land.
  • Perhaps her most productive period was her five-year stint as a foreign correspondent in New York.
  • Which of the following reproductive structures is incorrectly matched with the group in which it is found? a. zygospore - zygomycetes Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions
  • It was Adam Smith, interestingly, who first used industry to refer to manufacturing and other productive activities.
  • In this respect at least, Mozart resembles his comparably productive contemporary Joseph Haydn.
  • Mr Mugabe can not fail to understand the consequence of redistribution of the country's most productive land to subsistence farmers.
  • Lacking auditory and visual cues, the e-mail message or newsgroup post can be productively ambiguous in tone.
  • This is just a short note to wish you all a very successful, productive and prosperous New Year.
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