pro·duc·tive /prəˈdʌktɪv, pro-/
pro·duc·tive /prəˈdəktɪv, pro-/ 形容詞
1. Having the quality or power of producing; yielding or furnishing results; as, productive soil; productive enterprises; productive labor, that which increases the number or amount of products.
2. Bringing into being; causing to exist; producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit productive of heroic achievements.
And kindle with thy own productive fire. --Dryden.
This is turning nobility into a principle of virtue, and making it productive of merit. --Spectator.
3. Producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile; profitable.
-- Pro*duc*tive*ly, adv. -- Pro*duc*tive*ness, n.
adj 1: producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly);
"productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a
productive collaboration" [ant: unproductive]
2: having the ability to produce or originate; "generative
power"; "generative forces" [syn: generative] [ant: consumptive]
3: yielding positive results
4: marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat
land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil" [syn: fat, fertile,