man·age·ment | \ ˈma-nij-mənt \

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 \ 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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In a field where disconnect abounds, its annual workshop is a chance for academics to brush shoulders with emergency management officials, sociologists, engineers, rescuers and those involved in longer-term recovery. Jason Pohl, azcentral, "Fires, floods, hurricanes: Disaster experts weigh ‘new normal’," 14 July 2018 The first step in creating a Community Benefit District is to bring people together to identify a neighborhood’s needs, and then draft a district management plan that transparently proposes solutions and creates a budget., "Should Massachusetts allow cities and towns to create Community Benefit Districts?," 13 July 2018 That growth requires a constant evolution of our management structure. Wolfgang Spahr, Billboard, "BMG Promotes Ben Katovsky to COO, Ama Walton to Global General Counsel," 13 July 2018 Perez, a Columbus High School graduate, started developing the app in 2014 as a side project while working as an airline revenue management programmer. Rob Wile, miamiherald, "After mass shootings, schools turn to Miami-made app to keep out the bad guys," 13 July 2018 In addition to his professional career, Mr. Middelton taught evening banking and industrial management classes at the Johns Hopkins University, from 1957 to 1970. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "James W. 'Bill' Middelton, former bank president and investment banker, dies," 13 July 2018 Our Managed Solutions subsidiary, for example, addresses complex workforce organization processes such as mobilization of multi-discipline teams and supply-chain management integration. Ilene Bassler, Houston Chronicle, "Q&A: Strict immigration policies ripple through talent pool," 12 July 2018 Oakley's criticisms of the team and management have led to a strained relationship with the Knicks organization. NBC News, "Former NBA star Charles Oakley accused of gambling fraud at Las Vegas casino," 12 July 2018 Now on his firm’s management committee, Mr Bick is drafting in artificial intelligence (AI) to do the gruntwork—like many others at top law firms in New York and London. The Economist, "Law firms climb aboard the AI wagon," 12 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of management

: the act or skill of controlling and making decisions about a business, department, sports team, etc.

: the people who make decisions about a business, department, sports team, etc.

: the act or process of deciding how to use something


man·age·ment | \ ˈma-nij-mənt \

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.


man·age·ment | \ ˈman-ij-mənt \

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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