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 That said, Apple’s and Google’s most common image management software can be very helpful. Los Angeles Times, "10 things to do on your next trip to help you make better photo memories," 26 Mar. 2020 Staff hours have been reduced and management has taken pay cuts. Rachel Tepper Paley,, "Coronavirus Is Devastating The Food Industry & Workers Don’t Know If They’ll Recover," 25 Mar. 2020 From homework management apps to online curricula and worker upskilling platforms, edtech is trying to transform the classroom for learners at every stage of education. Dasia Moore, Quartz, "How edtech is transforming the classroom," 24 Mar. 2020 Public lands management is inherently a balancing act. Ula Chrobak, Popular Science, "National monuments help local economies," 20 Mar. 2020 So far, Jacobs has not replaced top management or made noticeable changes to practices uncovered by the USA TODAY/Newsy investigation. USA Today, "Dentists under pressure to drill ‘healthy teeth’ for profit, former insiders allege," 19 Mar. 2020 Error 0: That funding can include personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns and gloves, said Frank Bengochea, who heads up Pasadena’s emergency management department. John Delapp, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena council extends disaster declaration," 18 Mar. 2020 Furthermore, tourism operators (including scuba diving operators) are required to pay an environmental management charge of about $4.20 per visitor to the GBRMPA, part of which goes toward conservation programs and environmental research. Kris Fordham, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Museum of Underwater Art Is Opening on the Great Barrier Reef," 18 Mar. 2020 The alleged abuser, Scott Asalone, 63, is the former rector of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Purcellville, Va., and more recently a management consultant and bookstore owner in Asbury Park, N.J. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "D.C. Council member David Grosso alleges he was sexually assaulted by Va. clergyman," 16 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of management

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Mar 2020

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“Management.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 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.


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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