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management

noun

  1. (social control)  the act of managing something
    Synonyms: direction, mgmt. [abbreviation]. Type of: social control
  2. (administration)  those in charge of running a business
    Synonyms: mgmt. [abbreviation]. Type of: administration

Etymology summary

"act of managing", from "manage" + "-ment". Meaning "governing body" (originally ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Management

in all business and organizational activities is the act of coordinating the efforts of people to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing,... (32 of 3946 words)

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Management (disambiguation)

the directing of a group of people or entities toward a goal. Management may also refer to: Management (film), a 2009 romantic comedy-drama film | Management (game), a 1960 business simulation board game | Management (magazine), a French magazine |... (37 of 224 words, 35 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

management

the members of the executive or administration of an organization or business "line management", "middle management", "top management" | managers or ... (20 of 467 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

management | mgmt [abbreviation] | mgt [abbreviation] | administration [synonym, sense-specific] | care [synonym, sense-specific] | charge [synonym, sense-specific] | control [synonym, sense-specific] | direction [synonym, sense-specific] | governance [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the act or art of managing; the conducting or supervising of something (as a business) | judicious use of means to accomplish an end | the collective ... (25 of 153 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/management

Oxford Dictionary:

management | deceit [synonym, sense-specific]

the process of dealing with or controlling things or people | [singular, plural] : the people managing a company or organization, regarded ... (21 of 129 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/management

Macmillan British Dictionary:

management

[uncountable] the control and operation of a business or organization ; ... | [uncountable] the process of controlling or managing something (20 of 121 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/management

Random House Dictionary:

management | mgmt [abbreviation] | mgt. [abbreviation]

the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control. | skill in managing; executive ability. | the person or persons controlling and ... (21 of 57 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/management

Cambridge Dictionary:

management

the control and organization of something | the group of people responsible for controlling and organizing a company (17 of 54 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/management

New World Dictionary:

management | mgt [abbreviation]

the act, art, or manner of managing, or handling, controlling, directing, etc. | skillful managing; careful, tactful treatment | skill in managing; ... (20 of 43 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/management

American Heritage Dictionary:

management | mgt. [abbreviation]

The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control | The person or persons who control or direct a business or other ... (23 of 40 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/management

Wiktionary:

management | managements [plural] | mgmt. [abbreviation] | Taylorism [scientific] | mgt [synonym, sense-specific] | mgmt [synonym, sense-specific] | administration [synonym, sense-specific]

[uncountable, management] administration; the process or practice of managing. | [management] The executives of an organisation, especially senior executives. | [uncountable] Judicious use of means to accomplish an end. (27 of 40 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/management

Columbia Encyclopedia:

industrial management | personnel management | scientific management | industrial managements

term applied to highly organized modern methods of carrying on industrial, especially manufacturing, operations. (14 of 18 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

management | mgmt. [abbreviation] | mgt. [abbreviation]

the organizing and controlling of the affairs of a business or a sector of a business | managers and employers considered collectively, especially the ... (23 of 78 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628101​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

management

First use: 1590s

Origin: "act of managing", from "manage" + "-ment". Meaning "governing body" (originally of a theater) is from 1739.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=management

Wiktionary:

management

Origin: manage + -ment

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/management

manage | managed [past tense] | managing [present participle] | manages [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old French manege ("the handling or training of a horse, horsemanship, riding, maneuvers, proceedings"), probably from Old Italian maneggiare ("to handle, manage, touch, treat"), from mano, from Latin manus ("the hand");... (31 of 33 etymology words)

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-ment | ⠰⠞

Origin: Late Latin -amentum, from -mentum via Old French -ment.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ment

Audio references

Wiktionary:

management

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Collins Dictionary:

management

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

management

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

management

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Cambridge Dictionary:

management

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "management"

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the Free Dictionary:

management

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Google Dictionary:

management | managements [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "management"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

management

Audio: North American pronunciation of "management"

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YourDictionary Audio:

management

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "management" by speech synthesizer

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