Use the noun productivity to describe how much you can get done. Your boss at work probably keeps track of your productivity — meaning he’s checking to see how much work you do and how well you do it.

The word productivity is often used in the workplace. It can describe the performance of individual workers, a department, or even an entire industry. You’ll often hear it used with a percentage. Your boss might come in with a smile and say that productivity has increased by 30 percent. Productivity is also frequently used in relation to farming. If you live in a farming community you likely hear news reports about agricultural productivity in your area.

Definitions of productivity
  1. noun
    the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
    synonyms: productiveness
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    the quality of lacking the power to produce
    type of:
    fecundity, fruitfulness
    the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
  2. noun
    (economics) the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time
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    the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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