management

noun
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 Epic then sued Apple, prompting a courtroom drama that could shed new light on Apple's management of its app store. Michael Liedtke, ajc, "Apple's app store goes on trial in threat to 'walled garden'," 3 May 2021 Smith, who has intellectual disability and an IQ of 70, was forced to work more than 100 hours per week without pay by Bobby Edwards, who took over management of J&J Cafeteria in 2009. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Black man enslaved by White manager should receive more than $500,000 in restitution, court says," 3 May 2021 Epic then sued Apple, prompting a courtroom drama that could shed new light on Apple’s management of its app store. NBC News, "Apple's app store goes on trial in threat to 'walled garden'," 3 May 2021 Hundreds of millions of federal funds were sent to counties with populations over 200,000, unless the county deferred management of the dollars to the state. Greg Bishop, Washington Examiner, "Illinois bill managing $700M in rental assistance poised for governor," 3 May 2021 Epic then sued Apple, prompting a courtroom drama that could shed new light on Apple’s management of its app store. Michael Liedtke, chicagotribune.com, "Apple’s app store goes on trial Monday in suit brought by maker of Fortnite," 2 May 2021 Recent changes to the management of Hungarian universities renewed claims that Orban seeks to expand his control over the country's educational and cultural institutions. Justin Spike, Star Tribune, "Chinese university plan causes security concerns in Hungary," 2 May 2021 Any comparison with the American management of the pandemic must account for the fact that Europe began the crisis with far more comprehensive social programs to aid people in trouble, and then adopted a different approach to minimizing the damage. New York Times, "Europe’s Recession Contrasts Economic Fortunes of U.S. Expansion," 30 Apr. 2021 The disclosure form notes that neither Kerry nor Heinz exercise any control over the management of the family trust. Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, "New climate envoy John Kerry sold off energy holdings to avoid conflict of interest, disclosures show," 30 Apr. 2021

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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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6 May 2021

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“Management.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/management. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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 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.

management

noun
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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