American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The power of human physical strength.
- n. Power in terms of the workers available to a particular group or required for a particular task. See Usage Note at man.
- n. The total number of all available workers; the workforce.
- n. The power exerted by a single person (analogous to horsepower.)
- n. the force of workers available
- man + power (Wiktionary)
“The freedom of info exercise we completed showed that 42% (at absolute best) of the manpower is available for response.”
“And what's happened, Larry, is that we have begun to substitute firepower and precision firepower, air delivered, ground delivered, rocket delivered, for what I call manpower and blood.”
“Even if Sutton does win, it will pull resources, both financially and in manpower, that could have gone elsewhere.”
“If 60% of manpower is non-operational, this would be a 30% increase in overall operational capacity in man-hours on the street and targeted.”
“It would cost them more in manpower to do all the leg work (including the prosecution) than it is for the actual amount of the fine.”
“SEATTLE Most small-business owners don't realize this yet, but a mother lode of technology that can free precious cash and manpower is available to them as in no other time in history.”
“If Soviet forces occupied southern France the West would have virtually no strategic depth and thier huge advantage in manpower wold do a great deal to offset any technological inferiority.”
“Despite the increase in manpower required to look after Allied interests in Germany, the U.S. embassy staff was still overwhelmed by the clerical work.”
“While it may be more profitable for the Orbital in that the need for manpower is less, at this time of a recession don't we need quality jobs that the space shuttle workers do?”
“In response to them, opponents of the war should confront them with the true cost in manpower and resources needed to win the war.”
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