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productivitynoun [U]

uk   /ˌprɒd.ʌkˈtɪv.ə.ti/  us   /ˌproʊ.dəkˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/
C1 the rate at which a company or country makes goods, usually judged in connection with the number of people and the amount of materials necessary to produce the goods: Studies show that if a working environment is pleasant, productivity increases. a productivity bonus/incentive Productivity in the steel industry improved by five percent last year.

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(Definition of productivity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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productivitynoun [U]

 us   /ˌproʊ·dʌkˈtɪv·ɪ·t̬i, ˌprɑd·ək-/
the rate at which a person, company, or country does useful work: A pleasant working environment increases productivity.
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productivitynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌprɒdʌkˈtɪvəti/ ECONOMICS, PRODUCTION
the rate at which a country, company, etc. produces goods or services, usually judged in relation to the number of people and the time necessary to produce them: The productivity agreement gives staff an extra 10% pay if the team reaches its sales targets.productivity increases/improves/goes up Studies show that if a working environment is pleasant, productivity increases. increase/improve/boost productivity an increase/decrease/fall in productivityproductivity gains/growth/improvement Many economists doubt that productivity growth can be credited to information technology.
the ability to do as much work as possible in a particular period: Think about which times of day your productivity is highest, and do the most difficult tasks then. The new phone has some useful apps for organizing information – it's a great productivity tool.
(Definition of productivity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “productivity”
in Chinese (Simplified) 生产率…
in Turkish üretkenlik, verimlilik, prodütivite…
in Russian производительность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生產率…
in Polish produktywność…
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