management

noun
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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For all the effort companies put into crafting their strategies, hiring fancy-pants management consultants, and imagining their place in magic quadrants, sometimes a combination of luck and listening to customers is more important. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Celebrating Apple's Lucrative Switcheroo," 11 July 2018 But Walker, who typically stays out of Republican primaries, hasn’t endorsed Vukmir in the Senate race against Delafield management consultant Kevin Nicholson. Washington Post, "GOP Senate candidate joins Gov. Walker in conga line," 9 July 2018 But Walker, who typically stays out of Republican primaries, hasn’t endorsed Vukmir in the Senate race against Delafield management consultant Kevin Nicholson. Scott Bauer, The Seattle Times, "GOP Senate candidate joins Gov. Walker in conga line," 9 July 2018 Per the *Daily Mail*, Close’s 30-year-old daughter, Annie Starke, married management consultant Marc Albu on her mother’s estate in Bedford, New York, on Saturday. Hilary Weaver, Vanities, "Glenn Close May Be History’s Greatest Mother of the Bride," 2 July 2018 In the aftermath of the Lynn controversy, New America hired a management consultant to assess the state of the organization. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "CEO of Google-funded think tank argues “Google is a person.”," 25 June 2018 John Egan, 60, is a management development consultant, adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and parent of two county school graduates. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, "Candidates running for a seat on Baltimore County's first elected school board," 24 June 2018 Messages were also left unreturned with Duran Duran's management company, Magus Entertainment in New York. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Duran Duran assault accuser: 'This wasn't just a quick grope'," 12 July 2018 Now, according to a spokesman for the M.T.A., the lease could be potentially renewed or bid for by a new management company. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "A Bridge, the Rickety Heart of Kew Gardens, Gets a Reprieve," 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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management

noun

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

management

noun
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.

management

noun
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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