productive has definitions from the field of agriculture
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[ adjective ] producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)

Examples

"productive farmland" "his productive years" "a productive collaboration"

Used in print

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

Section 8 ( b ) ( 2 ) of the Small_Business_Act , as amended , authorizes the SBA to make a complete inventory of the productive facilities of small business_concerns .

The Administration maintains a productive facilities inventory of small business industrial concerns that have voluntarily registered .

Purpose of this inventory is to include all eligible productive facilities in SBA 's facilities register so that the small business_concerns may have an opportunity to avail themselves of the services authorized by the Congress in establishing the Small_Business_Administration .

2
[ adjective ] yielding positive results

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Buffalo coach Buster_Ramsey , who has become one of the game 's greatest collectors of quarterbacks , apparently now has found a productive pair in two ex National_Football_Leaguers , M._C._Reynolds and Warren_Rabb .

Related terms

successful

3
[ adjective ] having the ability to produce or originate

Synonyms

generative

Examples

"generative power" "generative forces"

Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

Debate in the political_arena can be productive of good .

Related terms

consumptive creative

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[ adjective ] (agriculture) marked by great fruitfulness

Synonyms

rich fertile fat

Examples

"fertile farmland" "a fat land" "a productive vineyard" "rich soil"

Related terms

fruitful

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