not productive; specif.,
- not resulting in the production of the goods sought or the realization of the effects expected: a nonproductive plan
- not directly related to the production of goods, as clerks, salesmen, etc.
See nonproductive in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Not yielding or producing: nonproductive land.
- Not engaged in the direct production of goods: nonproductive personnel.
A person who produces no useful work.
- nonˌpro·ducˈtive·ly adverb
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