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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That's why education workers are increasingly demanding the right to organize among themselves and collectively bargain with management on pay and working conditions — in short, to unionize. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Education Workers on Campuses Around the Country Are Demanding Better Labor Conditions," 10 Jan. 2019 After a nearly two year experiment in restructuring a massive American brand, the designer and the management are said to have clashed, resulting in the split. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "A Brief History of Raf Simons’s Storied Career in Fashion," 22 Dec. 2018 Abuelsamid noted that Uber doesn’t appear to be trying to rush this market as the company was under the management of the previous CEO, Travis Kalanick. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Uber’s self-driving cars return to public roads for the first time since fatal crash," 20 Dec. 2018 Prevention and management of bipolar episodes almost always involves medication, but therapy can also be incredibly beneficial. Jacqueline Andriakos, SELF, "This Is What a Bipolar Manic Episode Feels Like," 7 Dec. 2018 General Motors also is gearing up to begin offering a ride-hailing service through its Cruise subsidiary under the management of a new CEO, Dan Ammann, who has been the Detroit automaker’s No. 2 executive. Michael Liedtke, The Seattle Times, "Google’s robotic spinoff launches ride-hailing service," 5 Dec. 2018 John Luther is obsessively devoted to his work and struggles a bit with anger management. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Luther is back and as broody as ever in new trailer for fifth season," 29 Nov. 2018 Where funding is available, more effective management of those lands—prescribed burns and vigorous brush-cutting—can help reduce some fire risk. Susie Cagle, Curbed, "California’s changing fire country," 10 Oct. 2018 Hunting and agriculture groups and the National Rifle Association had intervened in the case seeking to keep management of grizzlies under state control. Fox News, "Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of management

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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