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Definition of administration noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(the) Administration [countable, singular] the government of a country under a particular leader the Obama administration The Administration will fight hard for the tax plan. Successive administrations have failed to solve the country's economic problems.
  2. 2the administration [countable, singular] the people who plan, organize, and run a business, an institution, etc. the hospital/university administration
  3. 3(informal admin) [uncountable] the activities that are done in order to plan, organize, and run a business, school, or other institution Administration costs are passed on to the customer. the day-to-day administration of a company
  4. 4[uncountable] the process or act of organizing the way that something is done the administration of justice
  5. 5[uncountable] (formal) the act of giving a drug to someone the administration of antibiotics
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: administration