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

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 managemental (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 It was generated using the WordPress content management system and the Google Sitemap Generator Plugin by Arne Brachhold., "XML Sitemap," 12 Feb. 2020 So the next best bet is to find a solid password management system. Kristina Libby, Popular Mechanics, "How to Take Back Control of Your Digital Life," 10 Feb. 2020 San Jac uses the blackboard program, a course-management system that supports all courses at the school. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "San Jac preps to launch 4-year nursing degree program in fall," 10 Feb. 2020 An aspect Colorado got right early on, Freedman said, was a tiered cultivation and production management system that forced companies to grow wisely in conjunction with demand. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "So you want to legalize cannabis? Some dos and don'ts from the experts," 10 Feb. 2020 Those records cover only circuit court cases and don’t include two large northern Virginia jurisdictions that use their own case-management systems. Washington Post, "Lawmaker’s privilege ties up case against ex-NASCAR driver," 7 Feb. 2020 The audit indicates that in relying on information from such company safety management systems, the FAA also must evaluate the safety culture of individual airlines. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Southwest Flew Millions on Jets With Unconfirmed Maintenance Records, Government Report Says," 31 Jan. 2020 Every hotel has to invest in technology—booking engines, property management systems and channel managers—to connect to the OTA system. Chitra Narayanan, Quartz India, "With 3D-printed custom shoes and butler robots, technology is reshaping hospitality," 23 Jan. 2020 Many web content management systems (CMS) remove it, too. Harry Guinness, Popular Science, "Keep your photos from getting stolen on the internet," 15 Jan. 2020

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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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17 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Management.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce management (audio)

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 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.


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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