administration

noun
ad·​min·​is·​tra·​tion | \ əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce administration (audio) , (ˌ)ad- \

Definition of administration

1 : performance of executive duties : management worked in the administration of a hospital
2 : the act or process of administering something the administration of justice the administration of medication
3 : the execution of public affairs as distinguished from policy-making
4a : a body of persons who administer
b often capitalized : a group constituting the political executive in a presidential government a member of the Bush administration
c : a governmental agency or board the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5 : the term of office of an administrative officer or body during the first Clinton administration

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Examples of administration in a Sentence

She has a degree in business administration. The editorial criticizes the college's administration for not taking a stand on the issue. Her lecture compared the policies of this administration to the previous one. Administration officials refused to comment. At first, the administration denied the allegations. The drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. oral administration of the drug
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Recent Examples on the Web Former President Barack Obama made a campaign promise in 2008 to close the facility by the end of his administration, which was never realized. Michael Callahan, CNN, 19 July 2021 His administration transferred more than 170 prisoners to their home countries or third countries. Missy Ryan, Anchorage Daily News, 19 July 2021 Mayor Buddy Dyer praised the proposal as furthering goals made last year toward racial equity, such as expanding youth programs, funding mental health professionals to respond to some 911 calls and hiring an equity official to his administration. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, 19 July 2021 Asked how the passage of infrastructure package might accelerate the state’s plans or what additional projects his administration could pursue as a result, Pritzker ducked the details. Bill Ruthhart, chicagotribune.com, 17 July 2021 On the heels of his Vax-a-Million sweepstakes, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says his administration will roll out a statewide vaccine-incentive initiative. Marc Bona, cleveland, 17 July 2021 Biden aimed to have 70% of American adults at least half-vaccinated by the 4th of July, but the country did not meet his administration's goal. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 16 July 2021 He was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court after failing to appear before an inquiry investigating corruption and state capture during his administration. NBC News, 16 July 2021 His administration is the target of several class-action lawsuits accusing officials of violating the rights of asylum seekers. New York Times, 16 July 2021

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First Known Use of administration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for administration

Middle English administracioun, borrowed from Anglo-French amynistraciun, administracioun, borrowed from Latin administrātiōn-, administrātiō, from administrāre "to administer" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action

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The first known use of administration was in the 14th century

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“Administration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/administration. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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administration

noun

English Language Learners 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)

administration

noun
ad·​min·​is·​tra·​tion | \ əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce administration (audio) \

Kids Definition of administration

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

administration

noun
ad·​min·​is·​tra·​tion | \ əd-ˌmin-ə-ˈstrā-shən, (ˌ)ad- How to pronounce administration (audio) \

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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administration

noun
ad·​min·​is·​tra·​tion | \ əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce administration (audio) \

Legal Definition of administration

1 : the act or process of administering the administration of justice
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 : the execution of public affairs as distinguished from policy-making
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 : the term of office of an administrative officer or body

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