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 (prə-dŭk′tĭv, prō-)
1. Producing or capable of producing crops, goods, or services, especially in abundance: a productive stretch of land; a productive employee.
2. Marked by abundant production or achievement: a productive career. See Synonyms at fertile.
3. Yielding favorable or useful results; constructive: a productive suggestion.
4. Economics Of or involved in the creation of goods and services to produce wealth or value.
5. Effective in achieving specified results; originative. Used with of: policies productive of much harm.
6. Medicine
a. Producing mucus or sputum: a productive cough.
b. Forming new tissue: a productive inflammation.
7. Linguistics
a. Of or relating to the linguistic skills of speaking and writing.
b. Of or relating to a linguistic element or rule that can be used to form further examples of a particular feature or pattern. The English past tense suffix -ed is productive since it continues to be added to new verbs to form the past tense.

pro·duc′tive·ly adv.
pro·duc′tive·ness n.
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Adv.1.productively - in a productive way; "they worked together productively for two years"
fruitlessly, unproductively, unprofitably - in an unproductive manner
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[prəˈdʌktɪvlɪ] ADV [use resources] → de manera productiva; [spend time] → provechosamente
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"I am trying to find means of working productively for myself and for the laborers.
Nevertheless, this man held up his head too often to be very productively employed with his fingers.
and China will continue productively and that trade actions between the two countries will deescalate.
"We are glad that our bilateral contacts have been expanded significantly during the last several years and develop productively in a broad range of spheres," he said.
Through his secretary of communications David Mugonyi on Thursday, the DP asked such individuals to use their energy more productively.
NNA - Deputy Prime Minister, Caretaker Public Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani called via Twitter on Sunday for serious and constructive efforts in working productively to achieve significant results.
"Both states productively interact at the international level, have similar positions on key international issues.
Emphasising the importance of using dreaming time more productively, the researchers said that the average person spends around six years of their lives dreaming.
Bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria (MCN), Diocese of Agodi, Ibadan, Right Reverend (Dr) Amos Ajiboye, has called on the Federal Government to engage youths more productively as a way of discouraging contemporary slave trade represented in human trafficking.
The move will free up an estimated P90 billion from bank vaults, which they could then use productively as loans to corporations, consumers or investments in equity or debt securities.
Camp Raven was initiated in 2012 upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King to allow the children of armed force personnel to spend their holidays productively. For some of the participants, it is their third time taking part in Camp Raven.
The new facility will enhance WinField United's $50 million annual research commitment to helping farmers grow food more sustainably and productively as they work to feed a growing world population.

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