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 In November 2018, local FAA management revoked Novictor’s letter of authorization to operate under less restrictive regulations, citing the company’s accident history and lack of verifiable safety measures. Washington Post, "Senator wants probe of Hawaii FAA office after 3 crashes," 1 Feb. 2020 Southwest management didn’t identify problems with the pilots’ decision making and determined a random gust caused the wings to hit the tarmac, according to the internal safety analysis. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Southwest Flew Millions on Jets With Unconfirmed Maintenance Records, Government Report Says," 31 Jan. 2020 On the other hand, having Amazon workers openly criticizing their own management isn't great for either worker morale or the company's public image. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Amazon faces employee revolt over slow climate action," 28 Jan. 2020 The latest dip came in November, when the Palms abruptly shuttered its KAOS night and dayclub after just seven months because, management told financial analysts, the club had lost $13.2 million in its first year and the economics weren't working. Steve Knopper, Billboard, "DJ Paydays In Las Vegas: More Money, Less Opportunity," 28 Jan. 2020 The Massachusetts risk management professional hoped that Trump’s negative attacks could make voters sympathetic to Biden. Emily Larsen, Washington Examiner, "Biden supporters fret over his ability to withstand Trump attacks," 27 Jan. 2020 Condor's future in Phoenix, abroad Having served travelers since 1956, Condor will continue to operate under its own brand and retain its management. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Condor Airlines finds a buyer; here's what that means for its Phoenix-Germany flights," 27 Jan. 2020 Rob Leathern, Facebook's director of product management, said at the time. Fox News, "George Soros accuses Facebook of working to re-elect Trump: report," 26 Jan. 2020 That’s why the team’s management believes it’s worth it to send the up-and-down guys through an extra airport or two every now and then. Mike Finger,, "For some Spurs, travel isn’t a luxury," 23 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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3 Feb 2020

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“Management.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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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.


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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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