manpower

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Etymology[edit]

man +‎ power

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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manpower (uncountable)

  1. The total number of all available workers; the workforce.
    • 1959 May, “Talking of Trains: L.M. passenger plan coming”, in Trains Illustrated, page 233:
      Since manpower represents so high a proportion of railway costs, attention by management to the study of work procedures with a view to better utilisation of—"and indeed greater rewards for"—the manpower employed was of special importance, said Mr. Blee.
  2. The power exerted by a single person (analogous to horsepower.)
    Canals dug entirely by manpower.

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