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Definitions for Administrative
ædˈmɪn əˌstreɪ tɪv, -strə-ad·min·is·tra·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. administrativeadjective

    of or relating to or responsible for administration


  1. administrativeadjective

    Of or relating to administering or administration.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Administrativeadjective

    That which administers; that by which any one administers.

    Etymology: from administrate.


  1. administrative

    Administrative refers to tasks or activities related to the management, organization, and execution of responsibilities within a business, school, government agency, or any other type of organization. It typically includes functions like record keeping, communication, planning, and decision-making to ensure the organization runs smoothly and efficiently. It can also refer to positions or roles within an organization that carry out these tasks, such as administrative assistant or manager.

  2. administrative

    Administrative refers to the activities, tasks or responsibilities related to the management and operation of an organization, business or institution. This includes, but is not limited to, planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling resources and processes to achieve specific goals. It often involves functions such as record keeping, communication, decision-making and implementation of policies or regulations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Administrativeadjective

    pertaining to administration; administering; executive; as, an administrative body, ability, or energy

  2. Etymology: [L. administrativus: cf. F. administratif.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Administrative' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2789

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Administrative' in Adjectives Frequency: #384

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Administrative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Administrative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Administrative in a Sentence

  1. Todung Mulya Lubis:

    According to the judge, the president's rejection of (the) clemency petition is not an administrative act so this court does not have the jurisdiction to accept our case, we plan to appeal today's court decision. We have two weeks to file an appeal. If the law is respected, the execution should be postponed until the legal process is over.

  2. Diane Yentel:

    There is a tremendous power imbalance in our housing system that tilts heavily in favor of landlords at the expense of low-income and other marginalized renters, putting families at greater risk of housing instability and homelessness and fueling racial inequity. one unfortunate omission from the White House Blueprint is any administrative action to hold corporate landlords accountable for egregious, predatory and often unlawful behavior during and since the pandemic.

  3. Angela Logomasini:

    Agencies shouldn’t be able to cherry-pick. It’s a problem with administrative procedures across the board, when money goes to politically active research groups, it’s government funding of the science.

  4. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki:

    We have reviewed Secretary Clinton's official personnel file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing the OF109 [form].

  5. Tim Jost:

    Affordable Care Act's also indicative of what will continue to happen, which is lawsuits filed against specific provisions of the law or likely specific administrative decisions or rules.

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