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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.
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manpowernoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmænˌpaʊər/
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 ​officersworking 12-hour ​shifts.
(Definition of manpower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “manpower”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人力,劳动力…
in Turkish insan gücü…
in Russian рабочая сила…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人力,勞動力…
in Polish siła robocza…
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