Meaning of “administrator” in the English Dictionary

"administrator" in British English

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administratornoun [ C ]

uk /ədˈmɪn.ɪ.streɪ.tər/ us /ədˈmɪn.ə.streɪ.t̬ɚ/

C1 someone whose job is to control the operation of a business, organization, or plan:

From 1969 to 1971, he was administrator of the Illinois state drug abuse program.
She works as a school administrator.

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  • We're engaging the services of a professional administrator.
  • Our new administrator seems to be trying to stamp her authority on every aspect of the department.
  • The new administrator in accounts is a real stunner.
  • a college/hospital administrator
  • Both teachers and administrators opposed the proposal to merge the two schools.

(Definition of “administrator” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"administrator" in Business English

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administratornoun [ C ]

uk /ədˈmɪnɪstreɪtər/ us

WORKPLACE someone whose job is to manage a business or business activity:

A new administrator has taken over at the park, and more stringent business practices are in place.
She spent 10 years as a very capable administrator of New York City Opera.

UK LAW a person chosen by a court to manage a company that cannot pay its debts in order to try to improve its financial situation and to keep it operating:

The court-appointed administrator asked a court to declare the firm bankrupt.

(Definition of “administrator” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)