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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. group of people willing to obey orders;
- Example: "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
[syn: force, personnel]

2. the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management;
[syn: personnel department, personnel office, personnel, staff office]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Personnel \Per`son`nel"\, n. [F. See Personal.] The body of persons employed in some public service, as the army, navy, etc.; -- distinguished from materiel. [1913 Webster] person-to-person
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "personnel": agent, alternate, alternative, analogy, backup, change, changeling, comparison, copy, counterfeit, crew, deputy, double, dummy, employees, equal, equivalent, ersatz, exchange, fake, fighting force, fill-in, firepower, force, forces, gang, ghost, ghostwriter, hands, help, hired help, imitation, locum tenens, makeshift, men, metaphor, metonymy, next best thing, phony, pinch hitter, proxy, relief, replacement, representative, reserves, retinue, ringer, second string, secondary, servantry, sign, spares, staff, stand-in, sub, substituent, substitute, substitution, succedaneum, superseder, supplanter, surrogate, symbol, synecdoche, the big battalions, the help, third string, token, troops, understudy, units, utility player, vicar, vice-president, vice-regent, work force