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noun ad·min·is·tra·tion \əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən, (ˌ)ad-\

Simple Definition of administration

  • : the activities that relate to running a company, school, or other organization

  • : a group of people who manage the way a company, school, or other organization functions

  • : a government or part of a government that is identified with its leader (such as a U.S. president or British prime minister)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of administration

  1. 1 :  performance of executive duties :  management

  2. 2 :  the act or process of administering

  3. 3 :  the execution of public affairs as distinguished from policy-making

  4. 4 a :  a body of persons who administer b often capitalized :  a group constituting the political executive in a presidential government c :  a governmental agency or board

  5. 5 :  the term of office of an administrative officer or body

Examples of administration in a sentence

  1. She has a degree in business administration.

  2. The editorial criticizes the college's administration for not taking a stand on the issue.

  3. Her lecture compared the policies of this administration to the previous one.

  4. Administration officials refused to comment.

  5. At first, the administration denied the allegations.

  6. The drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  7. oral administration of the drug

14th Century

First Known Use of administration

14th century

Rhymes with administration

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noun ad·min·is·tra·tion \əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən\

Definition of administration for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of administering <administration of the oath>

  2. 2 :  the work involved in managing something

  3. 3 :  the people who direct the business of something (as a city or school)

  4. 4 :  a government department <the Food and Drug Administration>

Medical Dictionary


noun ad·min·is·tra·tion \əd-ˌmin-ə-ˈstrā-shən, (ˌ)ad-\

Medical Definition of administration

  1. 1:  the act of giving medication <administration of a dose of antitoxin—Morris Fishbein>

  2. 2:  the direction of the execution of something <administration of a quarantine law—V. G. Heiser>

Law Dictionary


noun ad·min·is·tra·tion \əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən\

Legal Definition of administration

  1. 1 :  the act or process of administering <the administration of justice>

  2. 2a :  the management and disposal under court authority of the estate of a deceased person by an executor or an administrator b :  the management of an estate (as of a minor) by a trustee or guardian appointed to take charge of it c :  the management of assets held in a trust

  3. 3 :  the execution of public affairs as distinguished from policy-making

  4. 4a :  a body of persons (as of an organization) who administer b often capitalized :  a group that makes up the executive branch of a presidential government c :  a governmental agency or board

  5. 5 :  the term of office of an administrative officer or body

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