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productive

pro·duc·tive

productive

 
 
pronunciation:
pr duhk tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of producing.
synonyms:
effective, fertile, fruitful, generative
antonyms:
barren, infertile, unproductive
similar words:
creative, effectual, efficacious, fecund, pregnant, prolific, useful
definition 2: producing easily or in large quantities.
The farm is not always productive.
 
synonyms:
fecund, fertile, fruitful, plenteous, prolific
antonyms:
barren, infertile, unproductive
similar words:
busy, industrious, luxuriant, plentiful, rich
definition 3: producing useful or helpful results; constructive.
a productive meeting
synonyms:
beneficial, constructive, useful
antonyms:
unproductive
similar words:
fruitful, gainful, helpful, profitable, remunerative, valuable, worthwhile
definition 4: causing (usu. fol. by of).
an attitude productive of chaos
synonyms:
causing, responsible for
similar words:
generative, yielding
derivations: productively (adv.), productiveness (n.), productivity (n.)
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The word productive contains the following part:
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).