- a body of persons employed in an organization or place of work.
- (used with a plural verb) persons: All personnel are being given the day off.
- personnel department.
Origin of personnel
Examples from the Web for personnel
He consistently met the requirements of his job, according to personnel records.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
The safety of American personnel at the American consulate in Libya was undermined by a “stand down order.”Congress Debunks Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories
November 26, 2014
They even posted mundane administrative materials, including expense accounts and personnel memos.How the NSA Became a Killing Machine
November 9, 2014
A team of two can train as many as 50 personnel over that four-hour time frame, USAMRIID told The Daily Beast.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training
October 17, 2014
One U.S. intelligence official told The Daily Beast the Saudis and Jordanians have personnel on the ground in Syria.Arab Kings vs. ISIS Barbarians
September 23, 2014
But Joshua hoped the rest of the personnel were not so perceptive.The Big Tomorrow
Some attributed the weakness of the commission to its personnel, others to the law.The Railroad Question
You should be pretty well acquainted with the personnel of the army?The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
Political institutions: A. Sovereign (personnel, procedure).Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
As to the navy itself, its personnel was increased to 150,000 men.
- the people employed in an organization or for a service or undertakingCompare materiel
- Also called: human resourcesthe office or department that interviews, appoints, or keeps records of employees
- (as modifier)a personnel officer
Word Origin and History for personnel
1837, from French personnel (a contrastive term to matériel), noun use of personnel (adj.) "personal," from Old French personel (see personal).