What does administration mean?

Definitions for administration
ædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃənad·min·is·tra·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word administration.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. administration, disposalnoun

    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, organisationnoun

    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 medicationnoun

    the act of administering medication

  4. presidency, presidential term, administrationnoun

    the tenure of a president

    "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"

  5. government, governing, governance, government activity, administrationnoun

    the act of governing; exercising authority

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

  6. administration, judicaturenoun

    the act of meting out justice according to the law

Wiktionary

  1. administrationnoun

    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. administrationnoun

    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. administrationnoun

    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. administrationnoun

    Management.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Administrationnoun

    Etymology: administratio, Lat.

    I then did use the person of your father;
    The image of his pow’r lay then in me:
    And in th’ administration of his law,
    While I was busy for the commonwealth,
    Your highness pleased to forget my place. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    In the short time of his administration, he shone so powerfully upon me, that, like the heat of a Russian summer, he ripened the fruits of poetry in a cold climate. John Dryden, Virgil’s Pastorals. Dedication of.

    It may pass for a maxim in state, that the administration cannot be placed in too few hands, nor the legislature in too many. Jonathan Swift, Sentiments of a Church of England man.

    There is, in sacraments, to be observed their force, and their form of administration. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    By the universal administration of grace, begun by our blessed Saviour, enlarged by his apostles, carried on by their immediate successors, and to be compleated by the rest to the world’s end; all types that darkened this faith are enlightened. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Administrationnoun

    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. Administrationnoun

    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. Administrationnoun

    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. Administrationnoun

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

  5. Administrationnoun

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

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. administration

    Conduct, management; in military affairs, the execution of the duties of an office.

Matched Categories

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

How to pronounce administration?

How to say administration in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of administration in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of administration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of administration in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people, and American security, above all else, that will be the foundation of every decision that I will make. America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration.

  2. Suzanne Maloney:

    There's still frustration and an overwhelming skepticism toward the administration and its ability to hold a hard line with respect to Iran.

  3. Gavin Newsom:

    These trumped up charges were always a sham -- a blatant attempt by the Trump administration to prevent more automakers from joining California and agreeing to stronger emissions standards.

  4. Vice President Joe Biden:

    I have met virtually every major leader in the world, i know these guys. I know them better than anyone in the administration because I've been hanging around so long.

  5. Theo Oshiro:

    Census efforts have always been hard in immigrant communities, even without the citizenship question, they are fearful in particular of sharing their information with immigration enforcement agencies, especially with what folks have seen and heard from this administration, the rhetoric around immigration and the ramping up of enforcement.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

administration#1#1041#10000

Translations for administration

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for administration »

Translation

Find a translation for the administration definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these administration definitions with the community:

2 Comments
  • Seun Peter
    Seun Peter
    This is one of the best.
    LikeReplyReport3 years ago
  • Jamshaid Baloch
    Jamshaid Baloch
    Administration is an art of managing & appreciating smart actions related to affiliated HR so as to plan, organize and maintain an institution or an autonomous body ensuring ultimate results.
    LikeReplyReport 28 years ago

Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"administration." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 28 Jan. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/administration>.

Are we missing a good definition for administration? Don't keep it to yourself...

Browse Definitions.net

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Quiz

Are you a words master?

»
fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
  • A. abide
  • B. efface
  • C. elate
  • D. abduct

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for administration: