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workforce

Definition:

the force of workers available

Class:

group noun (groupings of people and objects)

Plural:

workforces

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

hands [plural] | manpower | men [plural] | work force

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

workforce

the total number of workers employed by a company on a specific job, project, etc | the total number of people who could be employed (24 of 395 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/workforce

Wikipedia:

Workforce

the labour pool in employment. It's generally used to describe those working for a single company or industry, but can also apply to a geographic region like a city, country, state, etc. The term generally excludes the employers or management, and... (41 of 217 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Workforce

Workforce (disambiguation)

the labour pool used in employment. Workforce may also refer to: Workforce (brand), a brand of the American retailer The Home Depot | Workforce (comics), a superhero team in the DC Comics Universe | Workforce (horse), thoroughbred racehorse and 2010... (38 of 102 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Workforce (disambiguation)

Merriam-Webster:

workforce | help [workforce] | personnel [workforce] | staff [workforce] | labor force [synonym, sense-specific] | manpower [synonym, sense-specific] | pool [synonym, sense-specific] | force [synonym, sense-specific] | labor [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the workers engaged in a specific activity or enterprise | the number of workers potentially assignable for any purpose (18 of 102 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/workforce

Oxford Dictionary:

workforce [singular, plural]

the people engaged in or available for work, either in a country or area or in a particular firm or industry (21 of 64 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/workforce

workforce | work force

Syllabification: (work·force) | [singular, plural] | the people engaged in or available for work, either in a country or area or in a particular ... (22 of 57 words, 3 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/workforce

Macmillan British Dictionary:

workforce [singular, economics]

the total number of people who work in a particular company, industry, or area ; used in general about people who work (22 of 54 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/workforce

Cambridge Dictionary:

workforce

the group of people who work in a company, industry, country, etc (12 of 48 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/workforce

American Heritage Dictionary:

work force | workforce [sense-specific]

The workers employed in a specific project or activity. | All the people working or available to work, as in a nation, company, industry, or on a ... (26 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/work-force

New World Dictionary:

workforce | work force

the total number of workers actively employed in, or available for work in, a nation, region, plant, etc. (18 of 23 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/workforce

Wiktionary:

workforce | work force | workforces [plural]

All the workers employed by a specific organization or nation, or on a specific project (15 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/workforce

Random House Dictionary:

work force

the total number of workers in a specific undertaking. | the total number of persons employed or employable. (17 of 40 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/work-force

Britannica Encyclopedia:

force [physics]

in mechanics, any action that tends to maintain or alter the motion of a body or to distort it. The concept of force is commonly explained in terms of ... (29 of 420 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/213059​/force

Columbia Encyclopedia:

force

commonly, a "push" or "pull", more properly defined in physics as a quantity that changes the motion, size, or shape of a body. Force is a vector ... (27 of 494 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0819139​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

work force | work forces [plural] | workforce | labor force [human resources] | labor forces [human resources, plural]

all of the workers employed in a company or industry | all of the people who are employed or able to work, e.g. in a country (25 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861714043​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

workforce

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "workforce"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/workforce

Macmillan British Dictionary:

workforce [singular, economics]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "workforce"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/workforce

Macmillan American Dictionary:

workforce [singular, economics]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "workforce"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/workforce

Cambridge Dictionary:

workforce

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "workforce"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "workforce"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/workforce

the Free Dictionary:

workforce

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "workforce"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "workforce"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/workforce

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

workforce

Audio: North American pronunciation of "workforce"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=workfo​03 word=workforce

YourDictionary Audio:

workforce

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "workforce" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/workforce

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