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 Their joint cooperation to crack down on Central American migrants and Trump's restrictive border policies, which the administration has used the pandemic to implement, will also loom large. Rafael Carranza, The Arizona Republic, "Sonora health minister tests positive for COVID-19 as state steps up border controls," 7 July 2020 The public may never know the identity of more than 80% of the nearly 5 million beneficiaries to date because the administration has refused to release details on loans under $150,000 – the vast majority of borrowers. Farnoush Amiri, The Enquirer, "Governor's company receives loan from virus aid program," 7 July 2020 Many were among the first to be approved for a loan in early April, when the administration was struggling to launch the lending program. Washington Post, "Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans," 7 July 2020 The administration reviewed the position paper, available to read here, and provided comments. Robin Goist, cleveland, "University of Akron, faculty union spar over funding for athletics," 6 July 2020 The administration has not disclosed businesses and nonprofits that received loans less than $150,000. Alexandria Burris, The Indianapolis Star, "Feds release details on which Indiana businesses received the biggest PPP loans," 6 July 2020 But when word came from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration that a $98.4 million state grant due on June 25 would be about $20 million short, the city raised its borrowing plans by 50%. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "New York Municipalities Feel Budget Crunch as Coronavirus Pandemic Squeezes Funding," 6 July 2020 So the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau went to Governor Charlie Baker’s administration last week with an ambitious request: bring back the meetings and events business. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston hotels make a push to bring back indoor gatherings in Phase 3," 6 July 2020 Yet there are signs the White House may get behind additional stimulus funding, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the administration is working on its own plan. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "A second stimulus check? Here's how much money you could get," 6 July 2020

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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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9 Jul 2020

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“Administration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/administration. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for administration

administration

noun
How to pronounce administration (audio)

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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