- 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.
- Economics. the rate at which goods and services having exchange value are brought forth or produced: Productivity increased dramatically last year.
- Grammar. the ability to form new words using established patterns and discrete linguistic elements, as the derivational affixes -ness and -ity.
- the output of an industrial concern in relation to the materials, labour, etc, it employs
- 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.