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administration

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

: 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)

Full Definition of ADMINISTRATION

1
:  performance of executive duties :  management
2
:  the act or process of administering
3
:  the execution of public affairs as distinguished from policy-making
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
:  the term of office of an administrative officer or body

Examples of ADMINISTRATION

  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

First Known Use of ADMINISTRATION

14th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

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ADMINISTRATION Defined for Kids

administration

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

Definition of ADMINISTRATION for Kids

1
:  the act or process of administering <administration of the oath>
2
:  the work involved in managing something
3
:  the people who direct the business of something (as a city or school)
4
:  a government department <the Food and Drug Administration>
Medical Dictionary

administration

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

Medical Definition of ADMINISTRATION

1
:  the act of giving medication <administration of a dose of antitoxin—Morris Fishbein>
2
:  the direction of the execution of something <administration of a quarantine law—V. G. Heiser>
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