Definition of management in English:

management

noun

mass noun
  • 1The process of dealing with or controlling things or people.

    ‘the management of the economy’
    ‘businesses were slow to adopt the key elements of environmental risk management’
    • ‘But the impulses towards risk management and social control trump such wishes.’
    • ‘The return of this bill to the House is a welcome step toward a better process for resource management in New Zealand.’
    • ‘As a result, environmental management plays a larger role in the food industry.’
    • ‘They have achieved that through sound business dealings and good management.’
    • ‘It also now provides courses on environmental management, photography and painting.’
    • ‘It is becoming a model for environmental management and control.’
    • ‘It actually switches the business model from sale of a chemical to management of a chemical process throughout the lifecycle.’
    • ‘Instead it had a broader, ecological meaning: the maintenance and management of entire natural processes.’
    • ‘It is important to remember that risk management is used throughout a program's life cycle.’
    • ‘General management of the arthritic process is important, with physiotherapy to prevent joint contracture.’
    • ‘The diagnosis of diabetes will almost certainly focus attention on more active management of these risk factors in the future.’
    • ‘Some of the Audit Commission's work has focused specifically on the process of management.’
    • ‘Remember that management, like any other skill, is something that you can improve at with study and practice.’
    • ‘This can only be done through a fair and open process of performance management.’
    • ‘If party managers had been looking to conventions as a process of crowd management it was soon clear that it was not such a simple matter.’
    • ‘Such a move sticks out, as people have lined up to slam his management of the complicated process.’
    • ‘This book takes a good look at the process of color management and the theory behind it.’
    • ‘Unions have proven to be useful at assisting the process of sensible party management.’
    • ‘It is a critical activity for land management and environmental change research.’
    • ‘State level officers were also trained in management and financial processes.’
    running, direction, control, governing, administration, supervision
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    1. 1.1treated as singular or plural The people managing a company or organization, regarded collectively.
      ‘management were extremely cooperative’
      • ‘This group includes the top managements of leading hotels in Chonburi including Pattaya.’
      • ‘Recently, the Director of Matriculation Schools has sent letters to the managements to end the practice.’
      • ‘However, none of the printing press managements seem to have chosen to obey this directive.’
      • ‘Shareholders get the boards and managements they deserve.’
      • ‘Of concern to fisheries managements and anglers is the decline in the numbers of salmon returning to rivers.’
      • ‘Whatever the final cost, it will be a high price for many managements.’
      • ‘And why should well-managed companies bail out incompetent managements?’
      • ‘Several managements are now consulting security firms for insulation from product theft.’
      • ‘Many of the 42 college managements have been shown to be indifferent, incompetent or, in some of the worst cases, plain corrupt.’
      • ‘The responsibilities of management and directors also raise concern with regard to privacy and security.’
      • ‘There is a financial advantage as well, the hotel managements claim.’
      • ‘The ban has landed the circus managements in a tricky situation as they can neither use them for the shows nor abandon them.’
      • ‘Risk management is rapidly becoming the most important issue for boards and managements of public companies.’
      • ‘The managements of big industries adopt the concept to improve the quality of work in workplaces.’
      • ‘It was also an operational failure, and thus a failure for which management must take responsibility.’
      • ‘As of now, the managements seem to be calling the shots.’
      • ‘Even when these managements showed losses in productive companies, nobody talked about their inefficiency.’
      • ‘Thus, it was clear that it had been drafted in collusion with the managements, he added.’
      • ‘Where, asked a journalist pithily, is the space where newspaper owners and managements can be held to account?’
      • ‘The benefit of the new system is that it gives managements the opportunity to make a few corrections and go on again.’
      managers, employers, directors, board of directors, board, directorate, executives, administrators, administration
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    2. 1.2 The responsibility for and control of a company or organization.
      ‘a successful career in management’
      • ‘It must be hoped the intensity and responsibility that management will bring will not impinge on his performances.’
      • ‘In fact, it can be a great way to develop management skills - for you or for your employees.’
      • ‘She can be certain that Gowers has both the journalistic and management skills for the job.’
      • ‘Stakeholders need to focus on the key skills that directly support management decisions.’
      • ‘The course is run over a four week programme involving management and organisational skills.’
      • ‘Local companies had good technical expertise but lacked management skills and operating capital.’
      • ‘Evidence from our surveys shows poor management skills and minimum work conditions are the industry norms.’
      • ‘Views such as this were expressed at a contest for management professionals organised in the city on Tuesday.’
      • ‘Initially they were given loans though most were not doing well as they lacked management skills.’
      • ‘Safety reports have shown that management failures are responsible in most cases.’
      • ‘Some have returned, bringing money and, equally important, new ideas and management skills.’
      • ‘It helped to develop their management skills in terms of communication, leadership and motivating people.’
      • ‘Was the outcry following his appointment based on his management skills or the fact that he wasn't English?’
      • ‘He said it was the responsibility of the hospital management to address issues such as a lack of beds.’
      • ‘Hairdressers are not generally associated with having a keen business sense or management skills.’
      • ‘The father of five is set on a civilian career in leadership and management training, it is understood.’
      • ‘After all, management teams have clear responsibility for ensuring capital is effectively husbanded.’
      • ‘It is often at the point of taking on extra management responsibility that any semblance of work-life balance is lost.’
      • ‘The same management team is responsible for the control of these operations.’
      • ‘The Commission was given direct management responsibility in a number of areas.’
      administration, running, managing, organization
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    3. 1.3Psychiatry Medicine The treatment or control of diseases or disorders, or the care of patients who suffer them.
      ‘long-term management of patients with cirrhosis’
      • ‘They themselves are not fully aware of recent advances in the treatment and management of the disease.’
      • ‘Patient selection is important in the medical management of ectopic pregnancy.’
      • ‘Preoperative management of patients with chronic kidney disease can be challenging.’
      • ‘The management of most patients is now discussed and decided in multidisciplinary meetings.’
      • ‘The assay is likely to form a useful tool for clinicians involved with the care and management of patients who regularly use tobacco.’
  • 2archaic Trickery; deceit.

    ‘if there has been any management in the business, it has been concealed from me’
    deceit, deception, duplicity, lying, falseness, falsity, falsehood, untruthfulness
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Pronunciation

management

/ˈmanɪdʒm(ə)nt/