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 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 Having a fair amount of activities on my plate has strengthened my time-management skills. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Carlsbad teen creates free grocery shopping service for seniors, at-risk groups during pandemic," 17 Oct. 2020 Growing awareness of how financial health can help employees has led to a rise in money-management benefits. Lydia Belanger, Fortune, "How 2020 Best Small Workplace YNAB recruits and retains great people," 16 Oct. 2020 Those investors in turn passed the information to their own contacts, ultimately delivering aspects of the readout to at least seven investors in at least four money-management firms around the country. Kate Kelly And Mark Mazzetti New York Times, Star Tribune, "As virus spread early on, elite investors got warnings from Trump officials," 15 Oct. 2020 Most of its loan growth is existing wealth-management clients borrowing against their portfolios of stocks and bonds, which the bank can seize and sell if needed, Mr. Gorman said. Liz Hoffman, WSJ, "Morgan Stanley Powers Through Coronavirus Recession With Higher Profit, Revenue," 15 Oct. 2020 Under the leadership of CEO James Gorman, Morgan Stanley beefed up its wealth-management wing, which offers more reliable revenue than trading but at a lower margin. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "The Capital Note: Volatility Delivers Victory for Goldman Sachs," 14 Oct. 2020 Those investors in turn passed the information to their own contacts, ultimately delivering aspects of the readout to at least seven investors in at least four money-management firms around the country within 24 hours. Mark Mazzetti, New York Times, "As Virus Spread, Reports of Trump Administration’s Private Briefings Fueled Sell-Off," 14 Oct. 2020 The Clippers’ load-management obsession seemed particularly weak as that team vanished awkwardly from the postseason. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Dull-looking NBA Finals now approaching a classic," 10 Oct. 2020 Its programs include residential homes and apartments, community case management, employment training, developing life skills and growing friendships. Mort Mazor, sun-sentinel.com, "COVID-19 doesn’t stop Meals on Wheels delivery," 9 Oct. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'management.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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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20 Oct 2020

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“Management.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/management. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for management

management

noun
How to pronounce management (audio)

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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