Word family noun administration administrator adjective administrative verb administrate adverb administratively
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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administrationad‧min‧is‧tra‧tion /ədˌmɪnəˈstreɪʃən/ ●●○ S3 W3 AWL noun 1 [uncountable]BB the activities that are involved in managing the work of a company or organization We’re looking for someone with experience in administration. The health service spends too much on administration.the administration (=the people who do this work) the college administration2 [countable]PGGOVERNMENT the government of a country at a particular time the Kennedy Administration The problem has been ignored by successive administrations.see thesaurus at government3 [uncountable]DO the act of administering something, especially a law, test, or medicineadministration of the administration of justice the administration of sedatives
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administrationIt is unclear as to whether the making of an administration order crystallises a floating charge.With a ne w Bush administration taking office, how will this relationship develop?The Eisenhower administration refused to take military action in Vietnam.He vigorously applied Charles's policy of raising money by reviving the ancient Forest administration.There are circumstances in which the incorrect diagnosis and inappropriate administration of a thrombolytic would be disastrous; for example, acute pericarditis.The new administration has been strongly criticized for its handling of the affair.Some hospitals spend too much on administration and not enough on medical care.Mr Keyes, a former radio talk-show host and Reagan administration diplomat, is the most eloquent of the Republican candidates.The cost of health service administration in the United States rose by 37% between 1983 and 1987.Glynn said an apology already had been under discussion within the administration for several months.The administration also proposed $600 million in tax breaks for small businesses.the administrationThere have been conflicts between the faculty and administration over the college's budget.
From King Business Dictionaryadministrationad‧min‧is‧tra‧tion /ədˌmɪnəˈstreɪʃən/ noun1[uncountable]COMMERCE the activities involved with managing and organizing the work of a company or organizationI want to spend my time on research and development rather than administration.2[uncountable] the part of a company or organization involved with managing and organizing its workThe job cuts will affect those in sales support and administration.3[countable usually singular] the government of a country at a particular time, especially in the United StatesHe said that the administration had created one million new jobs.The problem has been ignored by successive administrations.4[uncountable]LAW in Britain and some other countries, when a company in financial difficulty is reorganized by an outside specialist with the aim of continuing some of its activities so that it can avoid LIQUIDATION (=being broken up and sold)The company is currently in administration, but Mr Brown hopes that it will be possible to keep it going in some form.The parent company went into administration in July with debts estimated at £50 million.The group should continue trading despite its financial problems, rather than be put into administration. see also bankruptcy, Chapter 11, liquidation, receivership