Productive meaning

prə-dŭk'tĭv, prō-
The definition of productive is someone or something with a lot of things completed or someone or something that is very fertile and has abundant results.

An example of something that would be described as productive is a machine that cans a large volume vegetables.

An example of someone who would be described as productive is a person who completes a lot of work in a short amount of time.

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Producing or capable of producing crops, goods, or services, especially in abundance.

A productive stretch of land; a productive employee.

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Marked by abundant production or achievement.

A productive career.

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Yielding favorable or useful results; constructive.

A productive suggestion.

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Of or involved in the creation of goods and services to produce wealth or value.
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Effective in achieving specified results; originative. Used with of .

Policies productive of much harm.

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Producing mucus or sputum.

A productive cough.

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Forming new tissue.

A productive inflammation.

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Of or relating to the linguistic skills of speaking and writing.
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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.
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Producing abundantly; fertile.

Productive soil, a productive mind.

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Marked by abundant production or effective results.

A productive day.

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Bringing as a result (with of)

War is productive of much misery.

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Of or engaged in the creating of economic value, or the producing of goods and services.
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Designating any affix or method which can be and still is used to make new forms.

“non-” is a productive prefix.

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Producing mucus or sputum.

A productive cough.

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Forming new tissue.

A productive inflammation.

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Capable of producing something, especially in abundance; fertile.
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Of, or relating to the creation of goods or services.
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(linguistics, of an affix or word construction rule) Consistently applicable to any of an open set of words.
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