American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality of being productive.
- n. Economics The rate at which goods or services are produced especially output per unit of labor.
- n. Ecology The rate at which radiant energy is used by producers to form organic substances as food for consumers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The power of producing; productiveness.
- n. the state of being productive, fertile or efficient
- n. the rate at which goods or services are produced by a standard population of workers
- n. the rate at which crops are grown on a standard area of land
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being productive; productiveness.
- n. (economics) the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time
- n. the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
“No doubt the few percentage point increase in productivity from the slave class make a higher pie, and slightly more than linear growth.”
“Economists always forget that a job with no corresponding increase in productivity is a net loss, it is simply another squirrel hauling walnuts.”
“Using the conventional national economic accounts, we find that the rate of increase in productivity is large enough to account (in the statistical sense) for almost the entire growth of product per capita.”
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“These are not only essential to maintaining workplace morale and increasing long-term productivity, but they also give people the skills necessary to carry out redesigned jobs that have greater spans of control.”
“But it's possible that at least some corporations could be pressured to change their ways and support the long-term productivity that comes with union rights, because this week a coalition of investors who hold over $750 billion in assets wrote a letter to 100 leading corporations asking them twhether they support the Employee Free Choice Act..”
“SLINT-Uganda's mission is to empower people to secure sustainable incomes, food security and improved quality of life while at the same time maintaining the diversity and long-term productivity of the supporting natural resource base.”
“It is the result of decades of policy that elevated corporate profit above almost every human need, measured corporate success by the quarterly statement instead of long term productivity, and systematically reduced the wages of ordinary Americans while the pay of top executives went through the roof, further concentrating the wealth of America in the hands of a few.”
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