[ man-ij-muhnt ]
/ ˈmæn ɪdʒ mənt /


the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control.
skill in managing; executive ability: great management and tact.
the person or persons controlling and directing the affairs of a business, institution, etc.: The store is under new management.
executives collectively, considered as a class (distinguished from labor).



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Origin of management

First recorded in 1590–1600; manage + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM management Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for management

  • Scientific Management is applicable to self-management as well as to managing others.

  • By self-management is meant the pupil's use of his time, his abilities, his knowledge, and the like.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic|Edward L. Thorndike
  • The fact that he was a son was of no avail to him in the "far country," in the place of self-will and self-management.

    Separation and Service|James Hudson Taylor
  • Its only hope lies in a capacity for self-management, self-rule, which means self-control.

    The Fruits of Victory|Norman Angell

British Dictionary definitions for management

/ (ˈmænɪdʒmənt) /


the members of the executive or administration of an organization or businessSee also line management, middle management, top management
managers or employers collectively
the technique, practice, or science of managing, controlling or dealing withanger management
the skilful or resourceful use of materials, time, etc
the specific treatment of a disease, disorder, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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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