Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control: management of a crisis; management of factory workers.
  • n. The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
  • n. Skill in managing; executive ability.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. administration; the process or practice of managing.
  • n. The executives of an organisation, especially senior executives.
  • n. Judicious use of means to accomplish an end.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or art of managing; the manner of treating, directing, carrying on, or using, for a purpose; conduct; administration; guidance; control
  • n. Business dealing; negotiation; arrangement.
  • n. Judicious use of means to accomplish an end; conduct directed by art or address; skillful treatment; cunning practice; -- often in a bad sense.
  • n. The collective body of those who manage or direct any enterprise or interest; the board of managers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of managing physically; handling; manipulation; physical or manual control or guidance: as, the management of a horse in riding; the management of a gun.
  • n. The act of managing by direction or regulation; intellectual control; conduct; administration; as, the management of a family, or of a theater; a board of management.
  • n. Manner of managing; use of artifice, contrivance, skill, or prudence in doing anything.
  • n. Negotiation; transaction; dealing.
  • n. Collectively, the body of directors or managers of any undertaking, concern, or interets; a board of directors of managers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of managing something
  • n. those in charge of running a business

Etymologies

From manage +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is important to make some clear distinction on what is meant by management in “community management”.

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  • CB Richard Ellis Investors is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $43.7 billion in assets under management* as of June 30, 2008.

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  • I call that great service and it was fantastic food, but obviously, the train management is not entitled to take any bows.

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  • By associating planning with free will, it becomes synonymous again with popular uses of the word management and so loses distinctive meaning.

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  • While the term management is a useful one and is used in this section title, perhaps an even more appropriate term is navigation.

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  • The terms management chain puts two nouns next to each other, why not use the term management?

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  • People always ask me if I would go into management - oh, coaching (he laughed, realising the term management was foreign to his audience) - and I always answer I'd never do that.

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  • Several investors castigated what they called management blunders at the meeting.

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  • It's why Peter Drucker quipped, "Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to do their jobs."

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  • This research, aggregating results from the past four years, shows that strong organizational performance is really fueled not by isolated interventions but by a combination of three or four carefully selected complementary ones--what we call management "practices."

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