Meaning of -PERSON in English

-PERSON

transcription, транскрипция: [ -pɜ:(r)s(ə)n ]

( -people, or -persons)

1.

-person is added to numbers to form adjectives which indicate how many people are involved in something or can use something. People is not used in this way.

...two-person households.

...the spa’s 32-person staff.

...his 1971 one-person exhibition.

COMB in ADJ : ADJ n

2.

-person is added to nouns to form nouns which refer to someone who does a particular job or is in a particular group. -person is used by people who do not want to use a term which indicates whether someone is a man or a woman. -people can also be used in this way.

...Mrs. Sahana Pradhan, chairperson of the United Leftist Front...

He had a staff of six salespeople working for him.

COMB in N-COUNT

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