Part of speech: noun

The persons collectively employed in any service.

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Usage examples "personnel":

  1. Perplexed and indignant, Clarence again closely questioned her as to the personnel of the trespassing party who had been seen once or twice since passing over the field. - "Susy, A Story of the Plains", Bret Harte.
  2. The Administration of Franklin Pierce presents the only instance in our history of the continuance of a Cabinet for four years without a single change in its personnel. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.
  3. He was to be the next Aide on Personnel, the knowing ones said, and the orders were being looked for every day. - "In Her Own Right", John Reed Scott.