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English definition of “administration”

administration

noun [U] (GIVING)    /ədˌmɪn.ɪˈstreɪ.ʃən/
the act of giving someone something: There are strict controls on the administration of drugs.Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of administration noun (GIVING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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