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.
n : the quality of being productive or having the power to
produce [syn: productivity] [ant: unproductiveness]