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1    producing or having the power to produce; fertile  
2    yielding favourable or effective results  
3      (Economics)  
a    producing or capable of producing goods and services that have monetary or exchange value  
productive assets     
b    of or relating to such production  
the productive processes of an industry     
4    postpositive; foll by: of   resulting in  
productive of good results     
5    denoting an affix or combining form used to produce new words  
  productively      adv  
  productiveness      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    creative, dynamic, energetic, fecund, fertile, fruitful, generative, inventive, plentiful, producing, prolific, rich, teeming, vigorous  
2    advantageous, beneficial, constructive, effective, fruitful, gainful, gratifying, profitable, rewarding, useful, valuable, worthwhile  
   barren, poor, sterile, unfertile, unfruitful, unproductive, unprofitable, useless  

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