Definitions for Administrationædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•min•is•tra•tionædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the management and direction of a government, business, institution, or the like.

    Category: Government

  2. the function of a political state in exercising its governmental duties.

    Category: Government

  3. the duty or duties of an administrator.

    Category: Government

  4. a body of administrators or executive officials.

    Category: Government

  5. (often cap.) the officials of the executive branch of a government.

    Category: Government

  6. the period during which an administrator or body of administrators serves:

    the Jefferson administration.

    Category: Government

  7. Law. the management of a decedent's estate by an executor or administrator, or of a trust estate by a trustee.

    Category: Law

  8. the act or process of administering.

Origin of administration:

1275–1325; ME < L

ad•min`is•tra′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. administration, disposal(noun)

    a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

  2. administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation(noun)

    the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

    "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"

  3. administration, giving medication(noun)

    the act of administering medication

  4. presidency, presidential term, administration(noun)

    the tenure of a president

    "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"

  5. government, governing, governance, government activity, administration(noun)

    the act of governing; exercising authority

    "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"

  6. administration, judicature(noun)

    the act of meting out justice according to the law

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. administration(noun)ædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən

    a country's government

    the Clinton Administration

  2. administrationædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən

    the management of sth

    business administration

Wiktionary

  1. administration(Noun)

    The act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction.

  2. administration(Noun)

    A body that administers; the executive part of government; the persons collectively who are entrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of public affairs; the chief magistrate and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry, alone, as in Great Britain.

    Successive US administrations have had similar Middle East policies.

  3. administration(Noun)

    The act of administering, or tendering something to another; dispensation.

    the administration of a medicine, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament.

  4. administration(Noun)

    Management.

  5. Origin: From administracioun, from administration, from administratio, from administrare; see administer; compare French administration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Administration(noun)

    the act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction; management

  2. Administration(noun)

    the executive part of government; the persons collectively who are intrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of public affairs; the chief magistrate and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry, alone, as in Great Britain

  3. Administration(noun)

    the act of administering, or tendering something to another; dispensation; as, the administration of a medicine, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament

  4. Administration(noun)

    the management and disposal, under legal authority, of the estate of an intestate, or of a testator having no competent executor

  5. Administration(noun)

    the management of an estate of a deceased person by an executor, the strictly corresponding term execution not being in use

Editors Contribution

  1. Administration

    Administration is an art of managing & appreciating smart actions initiated by the affiliated HR so as to plan, organize and maintain an institution or an autonomous body ensuring ultimate outputs.

Freebase

  1. Business Administration

    The administration of a business includes the performance or management of business operations and decision making as well as the efficient organization of people and other resources to direct activities toward common goals and objectives. The word is derived from the Middle English word administracioun, which came from the French administration, itself derived from the Latin administratio — a compounding of ad and ministrare. Administrator is occasionally the title of the general manager or company secretary who reports to a corporate board of directors. This usage is archaic. In general, administration refers to the broader management function, including the associated finance, personnel and MIS services. In some organizational analyses, management is viewed as a subset of administration, specifically associated with the technical and operational aspects of an organization, distinct from executive or strategic functions. Alternatively, administration can refer to the bureaucratic or operational performance of routine office tasks, usually internally oriented and reactive rather than proactive.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Administration' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1543

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Administration' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3101

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Administration' in Nouns Frequency: #681


Translations for Administration

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

administration(noun)

management

He's in charge of administration at the hospital.

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