[man-i-jeer-ee-uh l]


pertaining to management or a manager: managerial functions; the managerial class of society.

Origin of managerial

First recorded in 1760–70; manager + -ial
Related formsman·a·ge·ri·al·ly, adverbnon·man·a·ge·ri·al, adjectivequa·si-man·a·ge·ri·al, adjectivequa·si-man·a·ge·ri·al·ly, adverbsem·i·man·a·ge·ri·al, adjectivesem·i·man·a·ge·ri·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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of or relating to a manager or to the functions, responsibilities, or position of management
Derived Formsmanagerially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for managerial

1767, see manager + -al (1).

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