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Spell personnel with a double n; the ending is -el.Do not confuse personnel with personal. Personnel means 'workers in an organization or members of the armed forces' (there’s a lack of qualified personnel), whereas personal means 'having to do with or owned by a person' (personal belongings).
- short for personnel department.
early 19th century: from French (adjective used as a noun), contrasted with matériel 'equipment or materials used in an organization or undertaking'