WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
man•age•ment /ˈmænɪdʒmənt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. the act or process of managing:[uncountable]courses in management.
  2. the persons directing a business;
    executives:[countable]Upper management should trim its staff.
See -man-1.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
man•age•ment  (manij mənt),USA pronunciation n. 
  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).
man•age•men•tal  (man′ij mentl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • manage + -ment 1590–1600
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged regulation, administration;
      superintendence, care, charge, conduct, guidance, treatment.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

management /ˈmænɪdʒmənt/ n
  1. the members of the executive or administration of an organization or business
  2. managers or employers collectively
  3. the technique, practice, or science of managing, controlling or dealing with
  4. the skilful or resourceful use of materials, time, etc
  5. the specific treatment of a disease, disorder, etc

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