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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The highest number of yearly deportations came during the Obama administration in 2012, when the agency removed approximately 410,000 undocumented immigrants. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, ""We are all scared": Trump's threats of ICE raids keep immigrants on edge," 9 July 2019 The bill runs largely in parallel to plans outlined last month by the Newsom administration. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Wildfire liability bill zooms through California Senate," 9 July 2019 In the Obama administration, press releases related to climate change were typically approved within days, researchers said. Scott Waldman, Scientific American, "Trump Administration Officials Scrubbed Climate Change from Press Releases," 8 July 2019 But the work Wheeler touted was actually completed years ago, during the Obama administration. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Trump Tries to Gaslight Planet Earth," 8 July 2019 This year marks the 20th anniversary of Center for Urban Families, which has served 1,400 men and women per year and was praised by the Obama administration. Juliana Kim, baltimoresun.com, "'That’s where the problem starts — home': People march in West Baltimore for family restoration," 8 July 2019 In the Obama administration, press releases related to climate change were typically approved within days, researchers said. Scott Waldman, Science | AAAS, "Trump officials deleting mentions of ‘climate change’ from U.S. Geological Survey press releases," 8 July 2019 During a debt ceiling standoff with Congress, the Obama administration considered prioritizing payments to minimize the disruption for financial markets. Damian Paletta, Washington Post, "Treasury could breach debt ceiling in first half of September, much sooner than previously thought," 8 July 2019 A year ago, President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal, which had been negotiated by the Obama administration, and since then has increased sanctions on the regime. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "Iran begins uranium enrichment beyond limit set by 2015 nuclear deal in latest violation," 7 July 2019

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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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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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