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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfruitfulfruit‧ful /ˈfruːtfəl/ ●○○ adjective  1 RESULTproducing good results opp fruitless Today’s meeting proved more fruitful than last week’s. a busy and fruitful time a fruitful source of information2 literaryTAS land that is fruitful produces a lot of crops syn fertilefruitfully adverbfruitfulness noun [uncountable]
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fruitfulSo far, the investigation has not been very fruitful.His critical judgments about quantitative sociology also are not sufficiently illuminating at a craft level to make quantitative analysis more fruitful.It was certainly one of the most fruitful and continuous debates that the West has ever known.This was one of the most fruitful debates of the conference.Mr. Baker and I have had a very fruitful discussion.Lacking its tumultuously fruitful influence, our mental lives would be almost as barren as the moon.This process is known as elaboration, and involves a fruitful interaction between theory and data.And how fruitful it was - our valley.Hopefully the book will help you not only to identify the polarities but also to see the means of fruitful reconciliation.If the talks prove fruitful, the working groups will start bargaining in May.Basic needs theorists argue that it is more fruitful to stress results rather than inputs in order to measure the adequacy of development policy.
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