management

noun
man·​age·​ment | \ ˈma-nij-mənt How to pronounce management (audio) \

Essential Meaning of management

1 : the act or skill of controlling and making decisions about a business, department, sports team, etc. She's planning a career in (business) management. Business improved under the management of new owners. See More ExamplesShe's responsible for the day-to-day management [=running] of the hospital. a smart management decision We're using new management techniques/practices.Hide
2 : the people who make decisions about a business, department, sports team, etc. To save money, (the) management decided to reduce the size of the staff. Management and labor could not agree. See More ExamplesHe has a job in middle management. senior/top management (The) Management is planning to hire more workers. = (Brit) (The) Management are planning to hire more workers. The restaurant is now under new management. [=is now controlled by different people] The managements of several top corporations met yesterday.Hide
3 : the act or process of deciding how to use something He's extremely cautious when it comes to money management. [=he is careful about the way he uses money] time management a new system of water management

Full Definition of management

1 : the act or art of managing : the conducting or supervising of something (such as a business) Business improved under the management of new owners.
2 : judicious use of means to accomplish an end is extremely cautious when it comes to money management
3 : the collective body of those who manage or direct an enterprise Management decided to hire more workers.

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Other Words from management

managemental \ ˌma-​nij-​ˈmen-​tᵊl How to pronounce management (audio) \ adjective

Examples of management in a Sentence

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
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Recent Examples on the Web The pandemic, the fires, the dreadful weight of the last year — all of it fades away on the stage, said actress Brenda Metzger, a retired state emergency management worker who played the flirty flapper Myra Arundel. Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2021 Congress or state legislatures need to supply sustainable funds that build and maintain local emergency management departments, along with any change in the rules for FEMA involvement. The Editors, Scientific American, 8 Sep. 2021 Deanne Criswell, the former city emergency management director who’s now in charge at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, joined the mayor. Darlene Superville, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Sep. 2021 Manville's emergency management director estimated at least 100 homes in the community are uninhabitable, according to WCBS. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 5 Sep. 2021 Kerry Green, an emergency management specialist with the U.S. Forest Service assigned to the Caldor Fire, said the overarching strategy lesson of the past month — and this awful season in general — is to assume wildfires will defy expectations. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Sep. 2021 In suburban Bucks County, several firefighters had to be rescued after floodwaters pinned a rescue boat against a bridge pier, state emergency management director Randy Padfield said. Time, 3 Sep. 2021 Prior to launching Tigress Financial in 2011, DiBartolo served as a compliance director, an attorney, and as a risk management director for some of Wall Streets’ largest firms. NBC News, 3 Sep. 2021 In suburban Bucks County, several firefighters had to be rescued after rushing floodwaters pinned a rescue boat against a bridge pier, state emergency management director Randy Padfield said. Anchorage Daily News, 2 Sep. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'management.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of management

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of management was in 1598

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15 Sep 2021

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“Management.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/management. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for management

management

noun
man·​age·​ment | \ ˈma-nij-mənt How to pronounce management (audio) \

Kids Definition of management

1 : the act of looking after and making decisions about something
2 : the people who look after and make decisions about something Management and labor could not agree on pay increases.

management

noun
man·​age·​ment | \ ˈman-ij-mənt How to pronounce management (audio) \

Medical Definition of management

: the whole system of care and treatment of a disease or a sick individual the management of contagious diseases

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