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Pronunciation:  'manijmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
  2. [n]  those in charge of running a business

MANAGEMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: direction
 See Also: administration, administration, authorisation, authorization, board of directors, brass, canalisation, canalization, channelisation, channelization, conducting, database management, directorate, disenfranchisement, disposal, empowerment, establishment, finance, governance, governing body, guidance, handling, homemaking, house, misconduct, mismanagement, organisation, organization, oversight, social control, steering, superintendence, supervising, supervision, treatment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Man"age*ment\, n. [From {Manage}, v.]
1. The act or art of managing; the manner of treating,
   directing, carrying on, or using, for a purpose; conduct;
   administration; guidance; control; as, the management of a
   family or of a farm; the management of state affairs.
   ``The management of the voice.'' --E. Porter.

2. Business dealing; negotiation; arrangement.

         He had great managements with ecclesiastics.

3. Judicious use of means to accomplish an end; conduct
   directed by art or address; skillful treatment; cunning
   practice; -- often in a bad sense.

         Mark with what management their tribes divide Some
         stick to you, and some to t'other side. --Dryden.

4. The collective body of those who manage or direct any
   enterprise or interest; the board of managers.

Syn: Conduct; administration; government; direction;
     guidance; care; charge; contrivance; intrigue.

Computing Dictionary

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.

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