Meaning of PERSONNEL in English

PERSONNEL

per ‧ son ‧ nel W3 /ˌpɜːsəˈnel $ ˌpɜːr-/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ person , ↑ personality , ↑ persona , ↑ personage , the personals, ↑ personification , ↑ personnel ; adjective : ↑ personal ≠ ↑ impersonal , ↑ personalized , ↑ personable ; verb : ↑ personalize , ↑ personify ; adverb : ↑ personally ≠ ↑ impersonally ]

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Language: French ; Origin: personne 'person' ]

1 . [plural] the people who work in a company, organization, or military force ⇨ staff

military/medical/technical etc personnel

senior military personnel

doctors and other medical personnel

All personnel are to receive security badges.

2 . [uncountable] the department in a company that chooses people for jobs and deals with their complaints, problems etc SYN human resources :

A copy should then be sent to Personnel for our files.

the personnel department

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COLLOCATIONS

■ adjectives

▪ military/service personnel

There have been attacks upon US military personnel.

▪ security personnel

Security personnel have become more thorough in checking passengers' bags.

▪ medical personnel

There is an acute shortage of medical personnel.

▪ technical personnel

800 technical personnel do the design and development of software.

▪ trained/qualified personnel

The unit is staffed by trained personnel.

▪ skilled personnel

Organizations need to be able to attract skilled personnel.

▪ senior personnel

It is crucial that senior personnel be on site from at least 8 am to 8 pm.

▪ key personnel

Many of the key personnel have left.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.