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work′ force`

or work′force`,


n.
1. the total number of workers in a specific undertaking: a holiday for the company's work force.
2. the total number of persons employed or employable, as in a country. Also called labor force.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.work force - the force of workers availablework force - the force of workers available  
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
full complement, complement - number needed to make up a whole force; "a full complement of workers"
shift - a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
work party, crew, gang - an organized group of workmen
Translations

work force

nforza f lavoro inv
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