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"unproductive" in British English

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unproductiveadjective

uk   /ˌʌn.prəˈdʌk.tɪv/  us   /ˌʌn.prəˈdʌk.tɪv/
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unproductiveadjective

 us   /ˌʌn·prəˈdʌk·tɪv/
not useful, or not creating anything: We wasted three days in unproductive discussions.
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"unproductive" in Business English

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unproductiveadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌnprəˈdʌktɪv/
PRODUCTION, ECONOMICS not producing goods, crops, profits, etc. in a satisfactory amount: unproductive investments/jobs/projects Grass planted on currently unproductive land could form a useful extra income 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 prices forced companies to cut unproductive workers. Sales supervisors can help salespersons convert unproductive time into productive time.
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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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