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Wordnet 3.0


1. producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly);
- Example: "productive farmland"
- Example: "his productive years"
- Example: "a productive collaboration"

2. having the ability to produce or originate;
- Example: "generative power"
- Example: "generative forces"
[syn: generative, productive]

3. yielding positive results;

4. marked by great fruitfulness;
- Example: "fertile farmland"
- Example: "a fat land"
- Example: "a productive vineyard"
- Example: "rich soil"
[syn: fat, fertile, productive, rich]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Productive \Pro*duc"tive\, a. [F. productif, L. productivus fit for prolongation.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Bringing into being; causing to exist; producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit productive of heroic achievements. [1913 Webster] And kindle with thy own productive fire. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] This is turning nobility into a principle of virtue, and making it productive of merit. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] 3. Producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile; profitable. [1913 Webster] -- Pro*duc"tive*ly, adv. -- Pro*duc"tive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

productive 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, productive] [ant: consumptive] 3: yielding positive results 4: marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil" [syn: fat, fertile, productive, rich]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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