Non-productivity



[non-pruh-duhk-tiv] /ˌnɒn prəˈdʌk tɪv/

adjective
1.
not ; unproductive.
2.
not worthwhile or beneficial; not leading to practical or beneficial results.
3.
not producing goods directly, as employees in charge of personnel or inspectors.
[proh-duhk-tiv-i-tee, prod-uhk‐] /ˌproʊ dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti, ˌprɒd ʌk‐/
noun
1.
the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services:
The productivity of the group’s effort surprised everyone.
2.
Economics. the rate at which goods and services having exchange value are brought forth or :
Productivity increased dramatically last year.
3.
Grammar. the ability to form new words using established patterns and discrete linguistic elements, as the derivational affixes -ness and -ity .
/ˌnɒnprəˈdʌktɪv/
adjective
1.
(of workers) not directly responsible for producing goods
2.
having disappointing results; unproductive
/ˌprɒdʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the output of an industrial concern in relation to the materials, labour, etc, it employs
2.
the state of being productive
n.

1809, “quality of being productive,” from productive + -ity. An earlier word for this was productiveness (1727). Economic sense of “rate of output per unit” is from 1899.

In business, a measure of worker efficiency, such as one hundred units per hour. In economics, involvement in the creation of goods and services to produce wealth.

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