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administration

ad·min·is·tra·tion

administration

 
 
pronunciation:
d mI nih streI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of directing or managing.
She has great skill in the administration of her business.
 
synonyms:
management, supervision
similar words:
command, conduct, direction, government, oversight, regime
definition 2: those in charge of directing or managing, considered collectively.
The hospital administration refused to consider the employees' arguments.
synonyms:
directorate, leadership, management
similar words:
chiefs, command, directors, executives, government, heads, higher-ups, power structure, regime, supervisors
definition 3: the executive officers of a government, considered collectively, or the term of office of such officers.
No one in this administration is in favor of changing the current law.Lyndon Johnson was vice president during the administration of John Kennedy.
synonyms:
executive
similar words:
command, government, leadership, power structure, regime
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derivation: administrational (adj.)
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