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productiveadjective

uk   us   /prəˈdʌk.tɪv/
B2 resulting in or providing a large amount or supply of something: In order to turn the deserts into fertile and productive land, engineers built an 800-mile canal. He had an amazingly productive five years in which he managed to write four novels.
Opposite
B2 having positive results: We had a very productive meeting - I felt we sorted out a lot of problems. Theirs was a very productive partnership.
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productively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Their working system is based on the belief that people work more productively (= produce better results) in a team.
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