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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 of management
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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Examples from the Web for self-management
Historical Examples
  • Its only hope lies in a capacity for self-management, self-rule, which means self-control.

    The Fruits of Victory Norman Angell
  • By self-management is meant the pupil's use of his time, his abilities, his knowledge, and the like.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic Edward L. Thorndike
  • Scientific Management is applicable to self-management as well as to managing others.

  • The fact that he was a son was of no avail to him in the "far country," in the place of self-will and self-management.

    Separation and Service James Hudson Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for self-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 self-management

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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self-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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