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administration

noun [C/U]  /ədˌmɪn·əˈstreɪ·ʃən, æd-/ us  
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 executive branch .
administrative
adjective [not gradable]  /ədˈmɪn·əˌstreɪ·t̬ɪv, æd-/ us  
You will do mainly administrative work.
administratively
adverb [not gradable] /ədˈmɪn·əˌstreɪ·t̬ɪv·li, ədˌmɪn·əˈstreɪ-, æd-/
Matthews said charges against him should be handled administratively.
administrator
noun [C]  /ədˈmɪn·əˌstreɪ·t̬ər, æd-/ us  
She works as a school administrator.
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