Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control.
  • noun The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
  • noun Skill in managing; executive ability.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Manner of managing; use of artifice, contrivance, skill, or prudence in doing anything.
  • noun Negotiation; transaction; dealing.
  • noun Collectively, the body of directors or managers of any undertaking, concern, or interets; a board of directors of managers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From manage +‎ -ment

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

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