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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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Administrativeadjective

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

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

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  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. Josh Blackman:

    He advanced conservative judicial skepticism of the administrative state, handed a short-term victory to progressives, and still left open the possibility that the census question will prevail.

  2. Rhett Butler:

    Im surprised that immigration officials have taken such punitive action against Philip for what is an administrative matter.

  3. Chris Farrell:

    There was no lawful reason to turn anything over to the Hillary Clinton Foundation for review, it was an administrative ‘ stall tactic ’ consistent with the Clintons' cover-up strategy and facilitated by a complicit State Department. This is a shameful manipulation of the FOIA process to hide information from the public.

  4. Anthony Wells:

    Leaflets and literature are the sort of things that change minds, and knocking on doors and talking to people is all about energizing people - getting the vote out and people to commit, it's not sexy, and it's the boring administrative stuff behind any election, but it matters.

  5. Caroline Heldman:

    Power in colleges has shifted dramatically in recent years to the administrative side, those of us who are tenured need to use our academic freedom because we're the only ones at institutions who have power to speak out when administrations mistreat Know Your.

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