noun see nonproductive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nonproductiveness — non·productiveness …   English syllables

  • nonproductiveness — noun see nonproductive …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonproductive — adjective Date: 1868 not productive: as a. failing to produce or yield ; unproductive < a nonproductive oil well > b. not directly concerned with production < the nonproductive labor of clerks and inspectors > c. of a cough dry 3a •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonproductive — nonproductively, adv. nonproductiveness, nonproductivity /non proh duk tiv i tee, prod euhk /, n. /non preuh duk tiv/, adj. 1. not productive; unproductive. 2. not worthwhile or beneficial; not leading to practical or beneficial results. 3. not… …   Universalium

  • nonproductive — /ˈnɒnprədʌktɪv/ (say nonpruhduktiv) adjective 1. not producing goods directly, as employees in charge of personnel, inspectors, etc. 2. unproductive. –nonproductively, adverb –nonproductiveness, nonproductivity /ˌnɒnprɒdʌkˈtɪvəti/ (say .nonproduk …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonproductive — [nän΄prə duk′tiv] adj. not productive; specif., a) not resulting in the production of the goods sought or the realization of the effects expected [a nonproductive plan] b) not directly related to the production of goods, as clerks, salesmen, etc …   English World dictionary

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