What does administrative mean?

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. Li Keqiang:

    Over the last year, you and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's government have been unafraid of challenges, have united in struggle, steadily pushed forward various projects, maintained Hong Kong's broad stability and realized new development, the central government offers full approval of your work and the work of the Special Administrative Region's government.

  2. Ohio State University:

    Immediately upon learning of the allegations regarding a dive club member in 2014 against Will Bohonyi, the university placed him on administrative leave and opened an administrative investigation.

  3. Jesse Binnall:

    It is abundantly clear that the government intended to conduct an end-run around the administrative injunction by producing alternate copies of documents that, even under the government’s incorrect interpretation of the administrative injunction, would violate its unambiguous terms, under no circumstances should the government’s misconduct and attempt to create an ad hoc record be sanctioned by this Court.

  4. Sheila Bedi:

    This [ bill ] is about an investigation that The Police Officer is undergoing in order to investigate :' Are they fit for duty ?' and' Did they violate police department policy ?' these are sort of enhanced rights that are about the administrative process. The administrative processes and the accountability processes have failed in police departments all around the country in part because of these very protections.

  5. Joseph Schumpeter:

    Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political -- legislative and administrative -- decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.

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