Definition of productivism in US English:

productivism

noun

  • 1Political Economy. The doctrine or theory that increasing productivity is the primary goal of socio-economic activity.

  • 2Art. Also with capital initial. The identification of the value of artistic creation with utility and a focus on the mechanisms of production; the artistic movement (an offshoot of constructivism) associated with this.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Political Economy. From productive + -ism.

Pronunciation

productivism

/prəˈdʌktɪvɪz(ə)m/