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per•son•al /ˈpɜrsənəl/USA pronunciation  
adj. 
  1. of or relating to a person;
    individual:[before a noun]He gave his own, personal opinion.
  2. private:My feelings for the deceased were too personal for me to share at the funeral.
  3. directed to or intended for a particular person:[before a noun]I asked him for a personal favor.
  4. referring or directed offensively to a particular person:personal remarks about his wife.
  5. done, carried out, held, etc., in person:[before a noun]a personal interview with the Pope.
  6. relating to the body, clothing, or appearance:[before a noun]personal cleanliness.
  7. Grammar[before a noun] of, relating to, or showing grammatical person:The personal ending-o in the Spanish hablo ,
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definition of personnel by The Free Dictionary

He seemed, indeed, singularly fond of his own company–or, as the PERSONNEL of the Advance expressed it, “grossly addicted to evil associations.” But then it should be said in justice to the stranger that the PERSONNEL was himself of a too convivial disposition fairly to judge one differently gifted, and had, moreover, experienced a slight rebuff in an effort at an “interview.”
“Well, Professor Maxon, to be quite frank,” he said at length, “we learned at Singapore the personnel of your party, which included a former naval officer whom we have been seeking for many years.
Changes had taken place in the personnel of the oyster boats.
D’Artagnan did not think proper to inform him of the reduction he had made in his personnel. He feared that the confidence of his associate would be abated by such an avowal.
Three white men, then, two half-breeds, one negro, and three
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definition of personal by The Free Dictionary

Providence compelled all these men, striving to attain personal aims, to further the accomplishment of a stupendous result no one of them at all expected- neither Napoleon, nor Alexander, nor still less any of those who did the actual fighting.
I am telling the history of very simple people, who had never had any illuminating doubts as to personal integrity and honor.
The separate incidents that compose the narrative are, to a very great extent, authentic, occurring, many of them, either under her own observation, or that of her personal friends.
On the other hand, both political science and common sense teach us that in matters of state, and especially in the matter of war, private citizens must forego their personal individual
“He is nothing to me otherwise; I would not cry him up on any personal ground–I would keep clear of that.”
in the Phaedrus, Phaedo, Republic; to which
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