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PRODUCTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does productive mean? 

PRODUCTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective PRODUCTIVE has 4 senses:

1. producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
2. having the ability to produce or originate
3. yielding positive results
4. marked by great fruitfulness

  Familiarity information: PRODUCTIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRODUCTIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)

Context examples:

productive farmland / his productive years / a productive collaboration

Similar:

rich (very productive)

oil-bearing (containing oil)

nut-bearing ((of shrubs or trees) producing nuts)

fur-bearing (of animals having fur (especially of commercial quality))

fruitful; profitable (productive of profit)

fecund; fertile; prolific (intellectually productive)

bearing (producing or yielding)

arable; cultivable; cultivatable; tillable ((of farmland) capable of being farmed productively)

amentaceous; amentiferous ((of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins)

Also:

fruitful (productive or conducive to producing in abundance)

fertile (capable of reproducing)

creative; originative (having the ability or power to create)

profitable (yielding material gain or profit)

successful (having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome)

Antonym:

unproductive (not producing or capable of producing)


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Meaning:

Having the ability to produce or originate

Synonyms:

generative; productive

Context examples:

generative power / generative forces


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Meaning:

Yielding positive results

Similar:

successful (having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome)


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Meaning:

Marked by great fruitfulness

Synonyms:

fertile; productive; rich; fat

Context examples:

fertile farmland / a fat land / a productive vineyard / rich soil

Similar:

fruitful (productive or conducive to producing in abundance)


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