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 Mark Gilbert is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering asset management. Washington Post, "Prove Your Green Credentials or Suffer Bond FOMO," 18 Sep. 2019 As if bridging the gap between rank and file and management's view of the industry wasn't tough enough, into this mix came a scandal that could shake member confidence in the union's leadership. Chris Isidore, CNN, "The GM strike was inevitable. How it will end isn't so clear," 17 Sep. 2019 There are some efforts afoot to adapt to climate change while improving land management. The Economist, "Climate change is making it harder to reduce poverty in Malawi," 16 Sep. 2019 When a Baja Fresh moved into the building and management threatened to tear the mural down in 2004, alarmed locals rose up to save it. Kriston Capps, The Atlantic, "Daniel Johnston, the Folk Poet of Devil Town," 13 Sep. 2019 Sheila Cosgrove, Kasey’s owner and a project management consultant in Riverton, New Jersey, has been involved in a pet rescue network, consisting of numerous Keeshond owners, on Facebook since 2010. Kelli Bender,, "Meet Kasey! Puppy Mill Survivor and Winner of the World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest," 12 Sep. 2019 The lack of adequate funds was cited as the biggest barrier to reskilling the workforce in a survey of over 1,000 senior management executives, at global companies with an annual turnover of $1 billion. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Lack of funds is the biggest hurdle for companies wanting to reskill their staff," 12 Sep. 2019 The board awarded about $958,300 to W.F. Delauter & Son for a contract to retrofit an existing stormwater management facility, a shallow marsh, at Shiloh Middle in Hampstead. Mary Grace Keller,, "Carroll commissioners buy Manchester land for stormwater pond, spend nearly $1M to retrofit stormwater facility," 12 Sep. 2019 There will be a public reception and several events focused on arts-management careers. Wendy Grove, Glendale News-Press, "GCC: ‘Pack-A-Backpack’ drive continues at Glendale Community College," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of management

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Oct 2019

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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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