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producing or forming; said especially of an inflammation that produces new tissue or of a cough that brings forth sputum or mucus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Producing or capable of producing; denoting especially an inflammation leading to the production of new tissue with or without an exudate.
[see product]
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(prə-dŭk′tĭv, prō-)
a. Producing mucus or sputum: a productive cough.
b. Forming new tissue: a productive inflammation.

pro·duc′tive·ly adv.
pro·duc′tive·ness n.
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Producing or capable of producing; denoting especially an inflammation leading to the production of new tissue with or without an exudate.
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Instead, the largest decline in 2015 compared to 2014 has experienced such indicators as: differential of largest possible labour time reserve using, outgoing complaints level, part of new international market in overall export volume of enterprise, differential of capital maintenance, differential of management performance quality at IEA sphere, incoming complaints level, work productiveness at IEA sphere, differential of work productiveness growth rate and average wages ratio.
This binary understanding of the increasing productiveness of capital relative to labor reveals how:
That is, through the productiveness of labor the composition of capital undergoes a dramatic transformation as the variable component lessens in relation to the constant component, as a given quantity of labor power is able to transform greater sums of means of production into useful products.
Purpose and productiveness are leitmotifs in Ayn Rand's moral philosophy, from her popular novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged to her essay "The Objectivist Ethics" in Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness (New York: New American Library, 1964).
A good example of the independent productiveness of capital (and a better illustration of the relationship between capital, labor, and increased production) are revealed by the work of hauling sacks: a person can haul one sack one mile in one hour and is exhausted; (1) with a horse, ten sacks can be hauled twice as far in half the time (yielding a twenty-fold increase in output) and (2) with a truck five hundred sacks can be hauled forty times as far (yielding a twenty thousand-fold increase in output).
According to White, that is the reason why Erdoy-an has turned against the Hizmet networks of Fethullah GE-len that could match, at least until recently, the AKP in credibility, productiveness and power.
Efficiency, especially in developing countries, is a very important factor in production resources development and productiveness [16].
The funny thing is that such bad bosses seem to be always unaware of the low productiveness and low morale amongst their employees.
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The increased productiveness and growth of some fungal pathogens under elevated CO2 is also reported, together with, an increase in plant canopy size (especially in combination with humidity), and an increase in host abundance and biomass can increase the size of pathogen populations.
* The potential productiveness of rippin' in particular is totally counterintuitive at times.

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