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management

[man-ij-muh nt] /ˈmæn ɪdʒ mənt/
noun
1.
the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control.
2.
skill in managing; executive ability:
great management and tact.
3.
the person or persons controlling and directing the affairs of a business, institution, etc.:
The store is under new management.
4.
executives collectively, considered as a class (distinguished from labor).
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; manage + -ment
Related forms
managemental
[man-ij-men-tl] /ˌmæn ɪdʒˈmɛn tl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
antimanagement, adjective, noun
nonmanagement, noun, adjective
promanagement, adjective
self-management, noun
Synonyms
1. regulation, administration; superintendence, care, charge, conduct, guidance, treatment.
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British Dictionary definitions for management

management

/ˈmænɪdʒmənt/
noun
1.
the members of the executive or administration of an organization or business See also line management, middle management, top management
2.
managers or employers collectively
3.
the technique, practice, or science of managing, controlling or dealing with: anger management
4.
the skilful or resourceful use of materials, time, etc
5.
the specific treatment of a disease, disorder, etc
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Word Origin and History for management
n.

1590s, "act of managing," from manage + -ment. Meaning "governing body" (originally of a theater) is from 1739.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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management in Culture

management definition


The body of individuals who run major businesses, usually without owning them but often with the reward of stock options.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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management in Technology


1. Corporate power elites distinguished primarily by their distance from actual productive work and their chronic failure to manage (see also suit). Spoken derisively, as in "*Management* decided that ...".
2. Mythically, a vast bureaucracy responsible for all the world's minor irritations. Hackers' satirical public notices are often signed "The Mgt"; this derives from the "Illuminatus!" novels.
[Jargon File]
(1995-02-28)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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