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 management (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 This transition to an in-house operations management team will change the streetcar's entire operation system and will require retraining previous and new staff, said Dan Lijana, spokesman for M-1 Rail. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, "QLINE announces plans to restart streetcar services in late summer," 16 Feb. 2021 His family and senior management team, 24 people in total, were arrested with him. New York Times, "Two Arrests, Two Outcomes Tell a Tale of Xi Jinping’s China," 12 Feb. 2021 This management team isn't paid by the federal government. Jonathan Mattise, Star Tribune, "Federal utility gives raise to CEO that Trump had criticized," 11 Feb. 2021 Under state management and until the pandemic, Silver Springs drew about 150,000 people annually to take a ride. Kevin Spear, USA TODAY, "'They won't have to separate from ... family': Florida attraction to get glass-bottom boat for wheelchairs," 25 Jan. 2021 Kimmeridge, which was founded in 2012 and has roughly $2 billion under management, focuses on unconventional oil and gas assets. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "Kimmeridge Energy to Launch Proxy Fight at Ovintiv," 25 Jan. 2021 Canada Pension Plan, with more than $400 billion under management, is one of the largest pension funds in the world. Washington Post, "Canada’s largest pension fund bought SolarWinds stake days before hacking disclosure, stock plunge," 31 Dec. 2020 Chinese equities and bonds accounted for 0.6% of total U.S. retirement assets under management in 2019, according to a May report from China Renaissance. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "How anti-Beijing legislation became one of the few things Democrats and Republicans can agree on," 26 Dec. 2020 WealthNavi has about 320 billion yen under management and 350,000 accounts as of Dec. 7. Komaki Ito,, "Tokyo Stock Exchange Is Set for One of Its Biggest IPOs of the Year," 21 Dec. 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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23 Feb 2021

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“Management.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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