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The domestic structure in England is good and we have to work hard to ensure that partnership is very productive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She will emphasise how much richer the UK would be the rest of the country was productive as the capital is. The Sun (2016)She provides him with what he needs for a good and productive life. Christianity Today (2000)Our performances have been good but not productive in terms of points. The Sun (2013)The productive capacity of the economy depends on the health of core infrastructure. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The car worker manning it is less productive through no fault of their own. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Will they reduce costs and make healthcare more productive? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Working with others is a lot more productive than yesterday. The Sun (2015)And there was fat chance of such a confused system supporting him into a productive new life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rehabilitation is a vital part of preparing a prisoner for a productive life outside jail. The Sun (2015)The key to damage limitation is to minimise the loss of productive capacity as growth slows. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Older workers are less productive than younger workers. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsThis makes me more productive and more capable of finding solutions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was a sad end to a long and productive life. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet height and niceness are by no means the most vital ingredients in an effective and productive boss. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That is the basis for a productive company culture that is one of our most important competitive advantages. The Sun (2008)The closure of factories and workshops or mines and shipyards that could be productive is also a waste of resources. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)This leads to more productive relationships. The Sun (2014)The restraints which were imposed upon the consumption of wealth naturally served to increase it by making possible the productive investment of capital. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)It was a good, productive chat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Everyone uses their imagination all the time, but not necessarily in particularly effective or productive ways. HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)We were not good at inventing new productive forms of economic co-operation. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)It tied up productive capital in unproductive areas, rather than releasing funds for the next generation of innovative businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If you are happy and healthy at work you will be more productive and the company 's efficiency will also improve. Repetitive Strain Injury (1994)
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British English: productive ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is productive produces or does a lot for the amount of resources used.
Training makes workers highly productive.
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