per·​son-hour ˈpər-sᵊn-ˌau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce person-hour (audio)
: a unit of one hour's work by one person

Examples of person-hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How many person-hours are required to make each design? IEEE Spectrum, 30 Mar. 2020 Donated by the Navy, the plane was restored by museum workers over the course of nine months and 500 person-hours. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of person-hour was in 1975

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Cite this Entry

“Person-hour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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