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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Player agents are not allowed to negotiate contracts for coaches or team management., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 12 Sep. 2019 According to new data from SEMrush, an online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform, the most talked about candidate is not necessarily the one polling highest. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "These Are the Most Talked About Democratic Presidential Candidates," 12 Sep. 2019 The Springs sits west of Interstate 4, an area designated by Seminole County as an urban bear management area for having one of the highest occurrences of bear and human encounters in the state. Jerry Fallstrom,, "Residents of The Springs upset FWC will trap bear that bit woman’s ankle," 11 Sep. 2019 At the trial, Collier explained that Per Se management required Scott-Allen to sign a resignation form before potentially moving onto the French Laundry, even though no one else who had requested a transfer had to sign the same document. Janelle Bitker,, "Judge calls for retrial in French Laundry pregnancy discrimination case," 11 Sep. 2019 The two female entrepreneurs, both alums of management consulting firm McKinsey, have built an online community of more than 75 million people who can connect to employers and avail themselves of a range of tools to advance their careers. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "The Muse founders make finding a job less harrowing," 11 Sep. 2019 The suspect reportedly refused to leave when told to by club management. Brian Lisik,, "Drunken man falls into side of police car during stop: Brunswick Police Blotter," 3 Sep. 2019 Each of the big tech companies has its own rulebook for user posts, often written by lawyers and approved by company management. NBC News, "Why Republicans (and even a couple of Democrats) want to throw out tech's favorite law," 2 Sep. 2019 The graffiti at the club, which sits on federal seashore, was quickly painted over by the management, according to a club member, and the police were called. New York Times, "Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Shock a Beachfront Oasis," 1 Sep. 2019

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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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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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