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MANAGEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does management mean? 

MANAGEMENT (noun)
  The noun MANAGEMENT has 2 senses:

1. the act of managing something
2. those in charge of running a business

  Familiarity information: MANAGEMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANAGEMENT (noun)


Sense 1management [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of managing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

management; direction

Context examples:

he was given overall management of the program / is the direction of the economy a function of government?

Hypernyms ("management" is a kind of...):

social control (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "management"):

conducting (the direction of an orchestra or choir)

guidance; steering (the act of guiding or showing the way)

canalisation; canalization; channelisation; channelization (management through specified channels of communication)

disenfranchisement (the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise)

authorisation; authorization; empowerment (the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant)

administration; disposal (a method of tending to (especially business) matters)

oversight; superintendence; supervising; supervision (management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group)

handling; treatment (the management of someone or something)

misdirection; mismanagement (management that is careless or inefficient)

misconduct (bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf)

homemaking (the management of a household)

finance (the management of money and credit and banking and investments)

database management (creation and maintenance of a database)


Sense 2management [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Those in charge of running a business

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("management" is a kind of...):

administration; brass; establishment; governance; governing body; organisation; organization (the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something)

Meronyms (members of "management"):

board of directors; directorate (a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "management"):

house (the management of a gambling house or casino)


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