management

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noun man·age·ment \ˈma-nij-mənt\

Definition of management

  1. 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. 2 :  judicious use of means to accomplish an end is extremely cautious when it comes to money management

  3. 3 :  the collective body of those who manage or direct an enterprise Management decided to hire more workers.

managemental

play \ˌma-nij-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

Examples of management in a Sentence

  1. Business improved under the management of new owners.

  2. We're using new management techniques.

  3. Management and labor could not agree.

  4. He has a job in middle management.

  5. The managements of several top corporations met yesterday.

  6. a new system of water management

Recent Examples of management from the Web

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First Known Use of management

1598



MANAGEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

management

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Definition of management for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

management

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noun man·age·ment \ˈma-nij-mənt\

Definition of management for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of looking after and making decisions about something

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


Medical Dictionary

management

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noun man·age·ment \ˈman-ij-mənt\

Medical Definition of management

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



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