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adjective productive pronunciation in American English /prəˈdʌktɪv/
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  1. 1
    making or growing things in large quantities, especially so that they can be sold
    During their most productive period, both mills were controlled by the Marling family.
    ways of making more productive use of agricultural land
    highly productive: highly productive farms
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to the production of things that can be sold
      the country’s productive capacity
      the gradual improvement of productive efficiency
  2. 2
    achieving good results
    a productive partnership
    Politeness is usually more productive than confrontation.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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