nonproductivity

nonproductive

[non-pruh-duhk-tiv]
adjective
1.
not productive; unproductive.
2.
not worthwhile or beneficial; not leading to practical or beneficial results.
3.
not producing goods directly, as employees in charge of personnel or inspectors.

Origin:
1920–25; non- + productive

nonproductively, adverb
nonproductiveness, nonproductivity [non-proh-duhk-tiv-i-tee, -prod-uhk-] , noun
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productivity

[proh-duhk-tiv-i-tee, prod-uhk‐]
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 .

antiproductivity, adjective, noun
nonproductivity, noun
semiproductivity, noun
unproductivity, noun
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nonproductive (ˌnɒnprəˈdʌktɪv)
 
adj
1.  (of workers) not directly responsible for producing goods
2.  having disappointing results; unproductive
 
nonpro'ductiveness
 
n
 
nonproductivity
 
n

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

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productivity definition


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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