Word forms: -people
1. combining form [ADJ n] -person is added to numbers to form adjectives which indicate how many people are involved in something or can use something. People is not used in this way. ⇒ ...two-person households. ⇒ ...the spa's 32-person staff. ⇒ ...his 1971 one-person exhibition. ⇒ ...two-person tents. 2. combining form -person is added to nouns to form nouns which refer to someone who does a particular job or is in a particular group. -person is used by people who do not want to use a term which indicates whether someone is a man or a woman. -people can also be used in this way. ⇒ ...Mrs. Sahana Pradhan, chairperson of the United Leftist Front. ⇒ ...Jessie Marshall, a contemporary craftsperson. ⇒ He had a staff of six salespeople working for him.
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