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noun British English pronunciation: management /ˈmænɪdʒmənt/
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the control and operation of a business or organization

    In this company we have a new approach to management.

    The heart of effective management is communication.

    management of:

    local management of schools

    1. a.
      [singular/uncountable] the people who control and operate a business or organization: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

      Talks between management and pilots ended in disagreement over pay cuts.

      a strong management team

      Senior management hired a consultant to do the study.

      under new management:

      The restaurant is now under new management.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of controlling or managing something

    stress management

    management of:

    an attack on the government's management of the economy

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