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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.productiveness - the quality of being productive or having the power to produceproductiveness - the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
fruitfulness, fecundity - the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
unproductiveness - the quality of lacking the power to produce
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The quality or state of being fertile:
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The old man scratched his thin white beard and talked to himself of his plans for increasing the productiveness of the fields they vis- ited and of God's part in the plans all men made.
However seldom the usefulness of an object can account for the pleasure of beholding it, in the case of these beautiful woods, the knowledge of their high productiveness no doubt enters largely into the feeling of admiration.
Putting to him question after question, I came to have some slight knowledge of the lamentable condition of the country with the pleasant climate, the fertile soil, and the natural productiveness that had impressed me so much.
The goods of fortune may come and go like summer leaves; let him scatter them on every wind as the momentary signs of his infinite productiveness.
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As Uncle Norbert and I continue our grand walking tour of these West Middle Lands of ours, we are struck by, and reflect on, its beautiful scenery and productiveness, noting that this has only come about through human management and farming, and not just letting nature take its course.
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Though this is by no means always the case, and in those stationary days void of music, there is a palpable feeling of productiveness when getting out hustling, sourcing the next boat I would be sailing on.

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