man hour
man hour man hour, man-hour man-hour . The quantity of work which one person can perform in one hour; -- often an estimate made for the purpose of deciding whether to undertake a project, and sometimes used in accounting; as, it will take a hundred man-hours to write the program. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • man-hour — ˈman hour noun [countable] COMMERCE MANUFACTURING the amount of work done by one person in one hour: • General Motors budgets for 30.3 man hours to build a car. * * * man hour UK US noun [C] ► WORKPLACE, PRODUCTION the amount …   Financial and business terms

  • man-hour — man hour, man hour man hour . The quantity of work which one person can perform in one hour; often an estimate made for the purpose of deciding whether to undertake a project, and sometimes used in accounting; as, it will take a hundred man hours …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • man-hour — man hours also man hour N COUNT: usu pl A man hour is the average amount of work that one person can do in an hour. Man hours are used to estimate how long jobs take, or how many people are needed to do a job in a particular time. The restoration …   English dictionary

  • man-hour — n the amount of work done by one person in one hour ▪ The main structure takes only about 40 man hours to erect …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • man-hour — man ,hour noun count the amount of work that one person can do in an hour. Some people avoid using this word because they consider it offensive to women, and they use person hour instead …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • man-hour — [man′our΄] n. an industrial time unit equal to one hour of work done by one person …   English World dictionary

  • man-hour — man′ hour n. a unit of measurement based on an ideal amount of work accomplished by one person in an hour • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • man-hour — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : a unit of one hour s work by one man used especially as a basis for cost finding and wages should save countless thousands of dollars and man hours Advt * * * /man oweur , ow euhr/, n. a unit of measurement, esp. in accountancy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Man-hour — Contents 1 Real world applications 2 Similar units 3 See also 4 …   Wikipedia

  • man-hour — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms man hour : singular man hour plural man hours the amount of work that one person can do in an hour. Some people avoid using this word because they think it is offensive to women, and they use person hour… …   English dictionary

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