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administration

noun [C/U]    /ədˌmɪn·əˈstreɪ·ʃən, æd-/
the management or control of an organization : [U] He’s studying business administration. politics & government An administration in the US is the period when a President is in office : [C] The Clinton administration has been full of surprises . politics & government An administration is also all of the officials working in a government's executivebranch . administrative    /ədˈmɪn·əˌstreɪ·t̬ɪv, æd-/ adjective [not gradable] You will do mainly administrative work . administratively  /ədˈmɪn·əˌstreɪ·t̬ɪv·li, ədˌmɪn·əˈstreɪ-, æd-/ adverb [not gradable] Matthews said charges against him should be handled administratively. administrator    /ədˈmɪn·əˌstreɪ·t̬ər, æd-/ noun [C] She works as a school administrator.
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