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person

noun [C] (HUMAN)    /ˈpɜː.sən/ US  /ˈpɝː-/ (plural people or formal persons)
A1 a man, woman, or child: Who was the first person to swim the English Channel? A meal at the restaurant costs about $70 for two people.formal Four persons have been charged with the murder.People in general used when describing someone's character: She's an extremely kind person. He's nice enough as a person, but he's not the right man for this job.informal I don't think of him as a book person (= a person who likes books).People in generalMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis in person B2 If you do something or go somewhere in person, you do it or go there yourself: If you can't be there in person, the next best thing is watching it on TV.PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible Grammar:Person, persons or people?We use person in the singular to refer to any human being:See more
(Definition of person noun (HUMAN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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