[ man-ij-muhnt ]
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  1. the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control.

  2. skill in managing; executive ability: great management and tact.

  1. the person or persons controlling and directing the affairs of a business, institution, etc.: The store is under new management.

  2. executives collectively, considered as a class (distinguished from labor).

Origin of management

First recorded in 1590–1600; manage + -ment

Other words for management

Other words from management

  • man·age·men·tal [man-ij-men-tl], /ˌmæn ɪdʒˈmɛn tl/, adjective
  • an·ti·man·age·ment, adjective, noun
  • non·man·age·ment, noun, adjective
  • pro·man·age·ment, adjective
  • self-man·age·ment, noun

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How to use management in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for management


/ (ˈmænɪdʒmənt) /

  1. the members of the executive or administration of an organization or business: See also line management, middle management, top management

  2. managers or employers collectively

  1. the technique, practice, or science of managing, controlling or dealing with: anger management

  2. the skilful or resourceful use of materials, time, etc

  3. the specific treatment of a disease, disorder, etc

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Cultural definitions for management


The body of individuals who run major businesses, usually without owning them but often with the reward of stock options.

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