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person

per·son

person

 
 
pronunciation:
puhr sn
phrases:
in person
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a human being.
synonyms:
human, individual, soul
similar words:
creature, earthling, man, mortal, one, party, personage, somebody, woman
definition 2: the body of a human being.
the clothes on his person
synonyms:
body
similar words:
being, figure
definition 3: one's distinctive personality; self.
synonyms:
personality, self
similar words:
being, character, ego, individual, nature, persona, psyche, spirit
definition 4: in grammar, any of three pronoun categories that specify the speaker, the ones spoken to, and the ones spoken about, as first, second, and third person.
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phrase: in person
persons or people?
The usual plural form of person is people. But, you can use persons in formal situations.
Compare:
  • She invited almost twenty people to a barbecue.
  • The capacity of the theater is 795 persons.
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