Meaning of “middle management” in the English Dictionary

"middle management" in British English

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middle managementnoun [ U, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌmɪd.əl ˈmæn.ɪdʒ.mənt/ us /ˌmɪd.əl ˈmæn.ɪdʒ.mənt/

the people within a company who are in charge of departments or groups, but who are below those in charge of the whole company:

He cut hundreds of jobs in middle management.
middle manager
noun [ C ] uk us

(Definition of “middle management” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"middle management" in American English

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middle managementnoun [ U ]

us /ˈmɪd·əl ˈmæn·ɪdʒ·mənt/

the people within a company who are in charge of departments or groups but who are below those who are in control of the company as a whole

(Definition of “middle management” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"middle management" in Business English

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middle managementnoun [ U ]

uk us

MANAGEMENT, HR, WORKPLACE the group of people who are in charge of people or departments in a company, but are not in charge of the whole company and do not take important decisions about the company's future:

The job cuts are concentrated on senior and middle management.

(Definition of “middle management” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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