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unproductivity


noun

  1. the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services: The productivity of the group’s effort surprised everyone.
  2. Economics. the rate at which goods and services having exchange value are brought forth or produced: Productivity increased dramatically last year.
  3. Grammar. the ability to form new words using established patterns and discrete linguistic elements, as the derivational affixes -ness and -ity.

noun

  1. the output of an industrial concern in relation to the materials, labour, etc, it employs
  2. the state of being productive

n.1809, “quality of being productive,” from productive + -ity. An earlier word for this was productiveness (1727). Economic sense of “rate of output per unit” is from 1899. In business, a measure of worker efficiency, such as one hundred units per hour. In economics, involvement in the creation of goods and services to produce wealth.

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