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staff pronunciación
noun (pl in senses 1?3 staffs , in senses 4?6 staffs or staves )
1
a the total number of employees working in an establishment or organization;
b the employees working for or assisting a manager.
2 the teachers, lecturers, etc of a school, college, university, etc.
3 mil the officers assisting a senior commander.
4 any stick or rod, especially one that is carried in the hand as a sign of authority, dignity, etc.
5 (also flagstaff) a pole that a flag is hung from.
6 music a set of lines and spaces on which music is written. Also called stave.
verb (staffed , staffing ) to provide (an establishment) with staff.
adjective
1 relating to or belonging to a staff staff meeting staff sergeant .
2 employed on a permanent basis staff reporter .
[Anglo-Saxon staf ]
staffed adjective , in compounds understaffed .

staff There is often uncertainty as to whether collective nouns such as staff should be followed by a singular or plural verb. Either is correct, depending on whether the group is being thought of as a single unit or as a number of individuals.



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