man·​age·​ment ˈma-nij-mənt How to pronounce management (audio)
: the act or art of managing : the conducting or supervising of something (such as a business)
Business improved under the management of new owners.
: judicious use of means to accomplish an end
is extremely cautious when it comes to money management
: the collective body of those who manage or direct an enterprise
Management decided to hire more workers.
managemental adjective

Example Sentences

Business improved under the management of new owners. We're using new management techniques. Management and labor could not agree. He has a job in middle management. The managements of several top corporations met yesterday. a new system of water management See More
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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of management was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Management.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition


man·​age·​ment ˈman-ij-mənt How to pronounce management (audio)
: the act or art of managing : control, direction
: skill in managing
: the people who manage
the company's management

Medical Definition


man·​age·​ment ˈman-ij-mənt How to pronounce management (audio)
: the whole system of care and treatment of a disease or a sick individual
the management of contagious diseases

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