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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Productive  \Pro*duc"tive\,  a.  [F.  productif  L.  productivus  fit 
  for  prolongation.] 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}, 

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