Meaning of “manpower” in the English Dictionary

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"manpower" in American English

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manpowernoun [ U ]

us /ˈmænˌpɑʊ·ər/

the supply of people who are able to work:

For years there was a shortage of manpower in engineering.

(Definition of “manpower” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"manpower" in Business English

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manpowernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈmænˌpaʊər/ us

HR, WORKPLACE the supply of people who are able to work or who are needed to do a particular job:

trained/skilled manpower New initiatives will focus on improving the quality of trained manpower.
The manpower shortage has officers working 12-hour shifts.

(Definition of “manpower” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)