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administration

noun uk   /ədˌmɪn.ɪˈstreɪ.ʃən/ us  

administration noun (MANAGING)

C1 (informal admin,   /ˈæd.mɪn/   ) [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.).

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 (GIVING)

[U] the act of giving someone something: There are strict controls on the administration of drugs.

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.
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