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English definition of “administrative”

administrative

adjective     /ədˈmɪnɪstrətɪv/ WORKPLACE
relating to the work of managing or organizing a business or business activity: Flexitime work can be an administrative nightmare for management. The study looks at capital, maintenance, and administrative costs. We will provide financial and administrative support to member companies. administrative work/duties administrative staff
(Definition of administrative adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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