manpower man‧pow‧er [ˈmænˌpaʊə ǁ -ˌpaʊr] noun [uncountable] COMMERCE
all the workers available for a particular kind of work in a particular area:

• Economic expansion has created serious manpower shortages in the country.

• We don't have the manpower to open up any more offices.

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manpower UK US /ˈmænˌpaʊər/ noun [U]
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.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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