unproductive







unproductive


adjective

  1. having the power of producing; generative; creative: a productive effort.
  2. producing readily or abundantly; fertile: a productive vineyard.
  3. causing; bringing about (usually followed by of): conditions productive of crime and sin.
  4. Economics. producing or tending to produce goods and services having exchange value.
  5. Grammar. (of derivational affixes or patterns) readily used in forming new words, as the suffix -ness.
  6. (in language learning) of or relating to the language skills of speaking and writing (opposed to receptive).

adjective

  1. (often foll by of) not productive of (anything)
  2. not producing goods and services with exchange value

adjective

  1. producing or having the power to produce; fertile
  2. yielding favourable or effective results
  3. economics
    1. producing or capable of producing goods and services that have monetary or exchange valueproductive assets
    2. of or relating to such productionthe productive processes of an industry
  4. (postpositive foll by of) resulting inproductive of good results
  5. denoting an affix or combining form used to produce new words

adj.1756, from un- (1) “not” + productive. adj.1610s, from French productif (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin productivus “fit for production,” from Latin product-, past participle stem of producere (see produce (v.)). Related: Productively; productiveness. adj.

  1. Producing or capable of producing mucus or sputum.
  2. Forming new tissue, as of an inflammation.

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