[ proh-duhk-tiv-i-tee, prod-uhk‐ ]
/ ˌproʊ dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti, ˌprɒd ʌk‐ /


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.
Economics. the rate at which goods and services having exchange value are brought forth or produced: Productivity increased dramatically last year.
Grammar. the ability to form new words using established patterns and discrete linguistic elements, as the derivational affixes -ness and -ity.

OTHER WORDS FROM productivity

an·ti·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, adjective, noun non·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, noun sem·i·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, noun un·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for productivity

/ (ˌprɒdʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ) /


the output of an industrial concern in relation to the materials, labour, etc, it employs
the state of being productive

Cultural definitions for productivity


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.