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English definition of “productive”

productive

adjective     /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 unproductiveCreating and producingInventing, designing and innovation 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.Useful or advantageous productively     /-li/ adverb Their working system is based on the belief that people work more productively (= produce better results) in a team.Efficient and effective
(Definition of productive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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