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Meaning of PERSONNEL

Pronunciation:  `pursu'nel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the division of a business responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for seting policies for personnel management
  2. [n]  group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"

PERSONNEL is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: force, personnel department, personnel office, staff office
 See Also: armed forces, armed service, business department, constabulary, hands, law, line personnel, management personnel, manpower, men, military, military personnel, military police, military service, organisation, organization, paramilitary, paramilitary organisation, paramilitary organization, patrol, police, police force, private security force, rank, rank and file, security force, service, soldiery, staff, troops, work force, workforce



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per`son`nel"\, n. [F. See {Personal}.]
The body of persons employed in some public service, as the
army, navy, etc.; -- distinguished from mat['e]riel.

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