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person-day

[ pur-suhn-dey ]
/ ˈpɜr sənˌdeɪ /
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noun

a unit of measurement, especially in accountancy, based on an ideal amount of work done by one person in one working day.

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Origin of person-day

First recorded in 1965–70
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