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"unproductive" in British English

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unproductiveadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌn.prəˈdʌk.tɪv/
(Definition of unproductive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unproductiveadjective

 us   /ˌʌn·prəˈdʌk·tɪv/
not ​useful, or not ​creating anything: We ​wasted three ​days in unproductive ​discussions.
(Definition of unproductive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unproductive" in Business English

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unproductiveadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌnprəˈdʌktɪv/
PRODUCTION, ECONOMICS not ​producinggoods, ​crops, ​profits, etc. in a ​satisfactoryamount: unproductive ​investments/​jobs/​projects Grass planted on ​currently unproductive ​land could ​form a useful ​extraincome for ​farmers.
WORKPLACE, MEETINGS not ​achieving good ​results: unproductive discussions/meetings 70% of ​managers said they could ​save 10% of their ​time if they could ​avoid unproductive ​meetings.unproductive labour/staff/workers Falling ​pricesforcedcompanies to ​cut unproductive ​workers. Sales ​supervisors can ​help salespersons ​convert unproductive ​time into ​productivetime.
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(Definition of unproductive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unproductive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 收益很少的, 效果不明显的, 徒然的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 收益很少的, 效果不明顯的, 徒然的…
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