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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Hogan administration officials also note that the spending legislation was not proposed by symphony management. Luke Broadwater,, "72 lawmakers call on Gov. Hogan to release money for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra," 6 June 2019 Only one defendant has yet to be arraigned - Sean McManus of the A3 Education charter management organization. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Two more defendants plead not guilty in charter school indictment," 6 June 2019 Richton Park is set to receive $1.725 million, with $975,000 specified for storm sewer improvements and storm water management, $400,00 for roadways and $250,000 for other infrastructure. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: Towns may have to wait years to get funds through Rebuild Illinois capital plan," 6 June 2019 Couto said, adding the abuse was out in the open and obvious to management. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "More undercover video coming as Fair Oaks owner promises changes," 6 June 2019 Trainers were often paid poorly with no pathway into management. NBC News, "How Anna Kaiser became the reigning queen of fitness," 5 June 2019 Joining Manchester United will not have gone down well with club officials, and the way that the Red Devils collapsed towards the start of last season left many fans doubting his management ability., "6 Candidates to Replace Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea Manager if He Leaves for Juventus," 5 June 2019 In addition to the forensic work, the center also provides the children therapy and medical exams, courtroom preparation, victim advocacy and case management. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "State capital bill includes funds for Lake County Children's Advocacy Center," 5 June 2019 Presidential visits require significant logistical support from the City of Orlando including traffic management and safety. Ryan Gillespie,, "Buddy Dyer’s State of the City speech rescheduled with President Trump coming to town," 5 June 2019

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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 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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