›PRODUCTION, ECONOMICSproducing a large number of goods, crops, profit, etc. or doing a lot of work: productive farmland/sector/economyThe only remaining option is to switch underemployed workers from agriculture to more productive sectors.productive worker/employee/citizenThe idea was to reward France's highly productive workers with shorter working hours.
›WORKPLACE, MEETINGSachieving good results: The negotiations were reported to have been "very productive."a productive day's worka productive meeting/conversation/discussionYou can't have a productive discussion if people aren't listening to each other.
›PRODUCTIONrelating to production of goods: There is a great demand for water for productive purposes.The diagram shows the productive structure of the firm.