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[man-i-jeer-ee-uh l] /ˌmæn ɪˈdʒɪər i əl/
pertaining to management or a manager:
managerial functions; the managerial class of society.
Origin of managerial
1760-70; manager + -ial
Related forms
managerially, adverb
nonmanagerial, adjective
quasi-managerial, adjective
quasi-managerially, adverb
semimanagerial, adjective
semimanagerially, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for managerial
  • These deals are often also a way to acquire managerial and technological expertise.
  • But on the way it got squeezed out of any managerial role and far larger potential revenues.
  • The right rhetorical and managerial style may allow secretaries-general to overcome, to some degree, the lack of formal authority.
  • Foreign investors say they struggle to find managerial talent.
  • And they often suffer managerial problems as their staff expands.
  • managerial economists have known for decades that management manages for market share and not profit optimization.
  • Another area where there are distortions is managerial pay.
  • The first is the managerial challenge of jumping from start-up to giant.
  • Yet its history can be read as the result of business constraints as much as of managerial genius.
  • Most firms' investment opportunities have embedded in them many managerial options.
British Dictionary definitions for managerial


of or relating to a manager or to the functions, responsibilities, or position of management
Derived Forms
managerially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for managerial

1767, see manager + -al (1).

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