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"administration" in British English

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administrationnoun

uk   /ədˌmɪn.ɪˈstreɪ.ʃən/ us   /ədˌmɪn.əˈstreɪ.ʃən/
  • administration noun (MANAGING)

C1 informal admin, uk   /ˈæd.mɪn/ us   [U] the arrangements and tasks needed to control the operation of a plan or organization: Teachers complain that more of their time is taken up with administration than with teaching. She has little experience in admin (= in organizing a business, etc.).

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  • administration noun (MANAGEMENT)

C2 [C] the people in an organization who manage its business and operations: The decision to cancel the trip was made by the school administration.
  • administration noun (GOVERNMENT)

C2 [C] a period of government, or the people who are in government: the Obama administration/the last Republican administration
  • administration noun (BUSINESS CLOSING)

[U] UK the process that takes place when a company cannot pay its debts and is allowed to make changes to its organization to try to avoid going into liquidation (= when a business is closed and the things it owns are sold): The company has gone into administration, in order for money to be returned to creditors.
(Definition of administration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"administration" in American English

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administrationnoun [C/U]

us   /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
adjective [not gradable] us   /ədˈmɪn·əˌstreɪ·t̬ɪv, æd-/
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] us   /ədˈmɪn·əˌstreɪ·t̬ər, æd-/
She works as a school administrator.
(Definition of administration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"administration" in Business English

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administrationnoun

uk   /ədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən/ us  
[U] the activity of managing or dealing with a business activity: Administration of the scheme is costly in terms of time. She studied business administration at New York University.
[U] WORKPLACE →  admin
[C] the people who manage and control a large organization: Some foreign postal administrations, including Britain's and France's, have embraced the concept. Will medical school administrations and faculty be happy to adopt a large increase in class size?
[C] also Administration GOVERNMENT the government of the United States or of some other countries: It seems like there's an effort to centralize authority in Washington more than there has been in prior administrations. the Obama/Bush/Nixon Administration
[U] UK LAW a situation in which an independent administrator takes control of a company that cannot pay its debts in order to try to improve the company's financial situation and keep it operating: The company has gone into administration, which was required if any money was to be returned to creditors. His business empire continues to trade and is not in administration.
(Definition of administration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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