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productivitynoun [U]

uk   /ˌprɒd.ʌkˈtɪv.ɪ.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 ​materialsnecessary to ​produce the ​goods: Studies show that if a ​workingenvironment is ​pleasant, productivity ​increases. a productivity ​bonus/​incentive Productivity in the ​steelindustryimproved 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 ​usefulwork: A ​pleasantworkingenvironmentincreases productivity.
(Definition of productivity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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productivitynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌprɒdʌkˈtɪvəti/ ECONOMICS, PRODUCTION
the ​rate at which a country, ​company, etc. ​producesgoods 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 ​teamreaches its ​salestargets.productivity increases/improves/goes up Studies show that if a ​workingenvironment is pleasant, productivity ​increases. increase/​improve/​boost productivity anincrease/​decrease/​fall in productivityproductivity gains/growth/improvement Many ​economists doubt that productivity ​growth can be ​credited to ​informationtechnology.
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 ​organizinginformation – 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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