Meaning of PERSONNEL in English


/ ˌpɜːsəˈnel; NAmE ˌpɜːrs-/ noun


[ pl. ] the people who work for an organization or one of the armed forces :

skilled personnel

sales / technical / medical / security / military, etc. personnel


[ U+sing./pl. v . ] the department in a company that deals with employing and training people

SYN human resources :

the personnel department / manager

She works in personnel.

Personnel is / are currently reviewing pay scales.



early 19th cent.: from French (adjective used as a noun), contrasted with matériel equipment or materials used in an organization or undertaking.

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