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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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personnelper‧son‧nel /ˌpɜːsəˈnel $ ˌpɜːr-/ ●●○ W3 noun  1 [plural]BEWORKER the people who work in a company, organization, or military forcestaffmilitary/medical/technical etc personnel senior military personnel doctors and other medical personnel All personnel are to receive security badges.2 [uncountable]BE 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 departmentCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesmilitary/service personnelThere have been attacks upon US military personnel.security personnelSecurity personnel have become more thorough in checking passengers' bags.medical personnelThere is an acute shortage of medical personnel.technical personnel800 technical personnel do the design and development of software.trained/qualified personnelThe unit is staffed by trained personnel.skilled personnelOrganizations need to be able to attract skilled personnel.senior personnelIt is crucial that senior personnel be on site from at least 8 am to 8 pm.key personnelMany of the key personnel have left.
Examples from the Corpus
personnelIn the event of a fire, all personnel must report to the reception area.All personnel must attend the meeting.Without him, Duke lost not just tactical expertise but a master motivator and personnel manager.In addition, two small staff groups, data processing and personnel, and the legal counsel reported directly to the president.hospital personnelHowever, there seemed to be nothing against lending equipment to non-military personnel, and we got most of what was wanted.That method of personnel management was supposed to have ended in 1991 under then-Customs Commissioner Carol Hallett, a Republican appointee.Maximum use of state-of-the-art technology in place of costly and often error-prone personnel.However, does the Minister recognise that there is an increasing problem of homelessness and squatting among ex-service personnel?The constitutional and organizational arrangements filter the interests of state personnel towards the long-run interests of the capitalists.The tracks are 28-ton personnel carriers that can carry two dozen Marines, including the three-man crew.One of her responsibilities is recruiting highly trained personnel.military/medical/technical etc personnelSecurity is the main mission of most of the nearly 10,000 military personnel who will work at the Olympics.On the following day doctors and medical personnel announced an indefinite strike, which was promptly declared illegal.Military discipline has reportedly collapsed, with armed military personnel leading the dash to the airport.Miliutin had begun not only to reduce expenditure, but also to introduce military personnel to the spirit of post-emancipation society.Professional training of medical personnel is impossible without a sound general education system.Our military personnel structure combines the high standards and severe sanctions against personal failure you would expect with a more-than-generous salary.Unlike the Navy, the Marines use military personnel to handle firefighting and many other tasks delegated to civilians.
From Longman Business Dictionarypersonnelper‧son‧nel /ˌpɜːsəˈnelˌpɜːr-/ nounHUMAN RESOURCES1[plural] the people who work for a company or organizationAll personnel are to receive security badges.the departure of a number of senior personnel2[uncountable] the department in an organization that deals with employing, training, and helping employees SYN human resourcesA copy should be sent to Personnel for our files.
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