administration meaning

[ ədminis'treiʃən ] Pronunciation:   "administration" in a sentence
Noun: administration  ad`mini'streyshun
  1. A method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
    - disposal 
  2. 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"
    - governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation [Brit] 
  3. The act of administering medication
    - giving medication 
  4. The tenure of a president
    "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"
    - presidency, presidential term 
  5. The act of governing; exercising authority
    - government, governing, governance, government activity 
  6. The act of meting out justice according to the law
    - judicature

Derived forms: administrations

See also: administer, administrative

Type of: body, direction, incumbency, justice, management, medication, social control, tenure, term of office

Part of: authorities, government, regime

Encyclopedia: Administration Administration, rectal Administration, topical



1 (BrE also admin, informal) [U]

the activities that are done in order to plan, organize and run a business or other institution:

the day-to-day administration of a company

the Sales Administration department

administration costs

day-to-day/general/office/routine administration

2 [U]

the process or act of organizing the way that sth is done:

the administration of the new tax

3 [C]

the people who plan, organize and run a business or an institution:

the national telecommunications administrations

4 (often Administration) [C]

the government of a country, especially the US:

Successive administrations have failed to solve the country's economic problems.

5 [C] (Law )

the management of the financial affairs of a business that cannot pay its debts by an independent person:

The company will go into administration if it cannot find extra funds.

The situation of a company in financial difficulties whose affairs are put into the hands of an administrator by court order. The object of administration is to enable the company to survive as a going concern, or if that proves impossible, to get a better price for its assets than immediate liquidation would produce.

n. 1. The collection of assets, payment of debts, and distribution to the beneficiaries of property in the estate of a deceased person. See also GRANT OF REPRESENTATION.
2. The granting of letters of administration to the estate of a deceased person to an administrator, when there is no executor under the will.
3. The process of carrying out duties imposed by a trust in connection with the property of a person of unsound mind or a bankrupt.

The planning and managing of programs,services,and resources. n
1 : the act of giving medication ‹administration of a dose of antitoxin —Morris Fishbein›
2 : the direction of the execution of something ‹administration of a quarantine law —V. G. Heiser›


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  2. out of position, out of administration.
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  4. light had no previous experience of administration.
  5. i'm majoring in business administration in college.

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