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administrative

adjective uk   /ədˈmɪn.ɪ.strə.tɪv/ us    /-t̬ɪv/
C1 relating to the arrangements and work that is needed to control the operation of a plan or organization: administrative work an administrative problem Your responsibilities will be mainly administrative.
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adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “administrative”
in Korean 행정의…
in Arabic إداري…
in Portuguese administrativo…
in Catalan administratiu…
in Japanese 経営管理の, 経営上の…
in Italian amministrativo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 管理的, 行政的…
in Russian административный…
in Turkish idare ve yönetimle ilgili…
in Chinese (Simplified) 管理的, 行政的…
in Polish administracyjny…
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