Staff and personnel?

Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
What is the difference between "staff" and "personnel"?

@темы: help needed, translation

2008-08-15 в 20:07 

Merriam-Webster says that:

Main Entry: per·son·nel
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from German Personale, Personal, from Medieval Latin personale, from Late Latin, neuter of personalis personal
Date: 1837
1 a: a body of persons usually employed (as in a factory, office, or organization) bpersonnel plural : persons
2: a division of an organization concerned with personnel


Main Entry: 1staff
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural staffs \ˈstafs, ˈstavz\ or staves \ˈstavz, ˈstāvz\
Etymology: Middle English staf, from Old English stæf; akin to Old High German stab staff, Sanskrit stabhnāti he supports
Date: before 12th century
1 a: a long stick carried in the hand for support in walking b: a supporting rod: as (1)archaic : shaft 1a(1) (2): a crosspiece in a ladder or chair : rung (3): flagstaff (4): a pivoted arbor c: club, cudgel
2 a: crosier b: a rod carried as a symbol of office or authority
3: the horizontal lines with their spaces on which music is written —called also stave
4: any of various graduated sticks or rules used for measuring : rod
5plural staffs a: the officers chiefly responsible for the internal operations of an institution or business b: a group of officers appointed to assist a civil executive or commanding officer c: military or naval officers not eligible for operational command d: the personnel who assist a director in carrying out an assigned task eplural staff : a member of a staff

In common use, they are often used interchangeably, except for some common-usage combinations: "hospital staff", "military personnel", "staff sergeant", "member of the staff".

2008-09-14 в 14:24 

Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
KattyJamison, thank you!) I looked in the dictionaries. but couldn't feel the difference.. I thought that probably staff is less official)


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