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PERSONNEL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does personnel mean? 

PERSONNEL (noun)
  The noun PERSONNEL has 2 senses:

1. group of people willing to obey orders
2. the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for seting policies for personnel management

  Familiarity information: PERSONNEL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSONNEL (noun)


Sense 1personnel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Group of people willing to obey orders

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

personnel; force

Context example:

a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens

Hypernyms ("personnel" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "personnel"):

guerilla force; guerrilla force (an irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment; often rural and organized in large groups)

line personnel (personnel having direct job performance responsibilities)

staff (personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task)

rank; rank and file (the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army))

military personnel; soldiery; troops (soldiers collectively)

patrol (a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security)

hands; manpower; men; work force; workforce (the force of workers available)

military police; MP (a military corps that enforces discipline and guards prisoners)

private security force; security force (a privately employed group hired to protect the security of a business or industry)

constabulary; law; police; police force (the force of policemen and officers)

paramilitary; paramilitary force; paramilitary organisation; paramilitary organization; paramilitary unit (a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops))

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

armed service; military service; service (a force that is a branch of the armed forces)

management personnel (personnel having overall planning and direction responsibilities)


Sense 2personnel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for seting policies for personnel management

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

personnel department; personnel office; staff office; personnel

Hypernyms ("personnel" is a kind of...):

department; section (a specialized division of a large organization)


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