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
From manage + -ment (Wiktionary)