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- n. The state of being productive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being productive: as, the productiveness of land or labor.
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- n. the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
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This productiveness is determined by various circumstances, amongst others, by the average amount of skill of the workmen, the state of science, and the degree of its practical application, the social organization of production, the extent and capabilities of the means of production, and by the physical conditions.
In other rooms are the stuffed skins of beautiful birds, huge mammals, and collections of rich-colored butterflies and moths – all very hardly defended from the ravenous tropical disintegration, as fierce and implacable as the productiveness is profuse.
What we require then is attention to "productiveness" -- a term which employs quality and merit as true yardsticks of effectiveness.
To call the productiveness or non-productiveness of the labour of half a million of men a matter of secondary importance was, certainly, most cool assurance on the part of a professed political economist, who must hold as a central dogma of that science that labour is the principal producer of capital.
If this is done a number of benefits are gained at once -- floods are either stopped or lessened, and the land is improved in productiveness.
The principal (i.e., most important) virtue in this morality has to be ‘rationality’, for without rationality (the only means to knowledge) our Robinson Crusoe will be unable to identify either his life-promoting values or the means (other virtues, such as productiveness) to achieving them.
But for this kind of productiveness, I'd gladly do some much more painful things.
The spaces between are not found to be so rich as these points of undulation; and this structure must explain the signal contrast in thickness and productiveness which is everywhere seen in sinking a shaft in this district.
Zeitschr., 1868, 230) conditions the notion of productiveness by the presence of a superfluity of values.
"productiveness," from one trip to three or six trips per week.