Personal vs Nonpersonal - What's the difference?

personal | nonpersonal |

As a noun personal

is staff (employees of a business).

As an adjective nonpersonal is

not personal.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(Webster 1913)

Alternative forms

* personall (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
  • Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general
  • Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal.
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  • Done in person; without the intervention of another.
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  • This immediate and personal speaking of God Almighty to Abraham, Job and Moses,
  • Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
  • (label) Denoting a person.
  • Usage notes

    Not to be confused with .


    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * personal capital * personal fiduciary * personal lubricant * personal trainer


    (en noun)
  • An advertisement by which individuals attempt to meet others with similar interests.
  • A movable; a chattel.
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  • Not personal.