from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit measuring the work of one person in a year, based on a standard number of man-days.
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- n. One person's working time for a year, or the equivalent, used as a measure of how much work or labor is required or consumed to perform some task.
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It represents the culmination of a 1300 man-year and $440 million design and testing program.
And why on earth would it take a man-year to do what they have done?
Just creating and animating one avatar model of one race can take a man-year.
The net result was that we had to employ in the harvest 500,000 man-year, 500,000 man-years, years of 260 workdays, 8-hour days, for a production of sugar and molasses which does not reach one billion pesos.
Buy a Feature runs in most browsers without add-ins and was built in less than 1 man-year using the Lift web framework and Scala programming language.
Stackoverflow is pretty much a small hobby project: less than what -- 1 man-year (pace, St Brooks, pace) of effort?
High tech man-year = 730 people trying to finish a project before lunch.
Air and water recycler are in full working order and rations for one man-year are stowed aboard. "