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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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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Example sentences
Factory employment has been slower to recover than output, since productivity
  has risen.
So remember that rising productivity means getting more output for less input.
But as productivity soared, wages and job opportunities stagnated.
Total factor productivity attempts to measure the overall productivity of the
  inputs used by a firm or a country.
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