Personnel

Definition of Personnel by Merriam-Webster

per·​son·​nel | ˌpər-sə-ˈnel How to pronounce personnel (audio)
1a : a body of persons usually employed (as in a factory or organization)

2 : a division of an organization concerned with personnel

Examples of personnel in a Sentence

Women are also underrepresented as police force members, composing less than 13 percent of sworn personnel, despite the proven benefits of having more women in blue, such as less use of excessive force and improved response to domestic violence. — Cortney Rock, Ms., Winter 2007 When the staff returned to the Oval Office, Bush’s mood was upbeat, according to a White House aide who was present (and who, like all White House personnel quoted in this story, follows a policy of not being quoted by name). — Richard Wolffe et al., Newsweek, 19 June 2006 The doorway that sheltered them from the

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definition of personnel by The Free Dictionary

He seemed, indeed, singularly fond of his own company–or, as the PERSONNEL of the Advance expressed it, “grossly addicted to evil associations.” But then it should be said in justice to the stranger that the PERSONNEL was himself of a too convivial disposition fairly to judge one differently gifted, and had, moreover, experienced a slight rebuff in an effort at an “interview.”
“Well, Professor Maxon, to be quite frank,” he said at length, “we learned at Singapore the personnel of your party, which included a former naval officer whom we have been seeking for many years.
Changes had taken place in the personnel of the oyster boats.
D’Artagnan did not think proper to inform him of the reduction he had made in his personnel. He feared that the confidence of his associate would be abated by such an avowal.
Three white men, then, two half-breeds, one negro, and three
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Definition of Personnel at Dictionary.com

[ pur-suhnel ]

/ ˌpɜr səˈnɛl /


noun

a body of persons employed in an organization or place of work.

(used with a plural verb) persons: All personnel are being given the day off.

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usage note for personnel

2. Some usage guides object to the use of personnel as a plural. However, this use is well established and standard in all varieties of speech and writing. The use of personnel with a preceding number is largely

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