Definition of administrative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ədˈmɪnɪstrətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ədˈmɪnɪstreɪtɪv//
Running a business, Describing jobs
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connected with organizing the work of a business or an institution an administrative job/assistant/error Wordfinderadministrative, freelance, managerial, manual, part-time, seasonal, skilled, temporary, voluntary, work See related entries: Running a business, Describing jobs Word Originmid 18th cent.: from Latin administrativus, from administrat- ‘managed’, from the verb administrare, from ad- ‘to’ + ministrare ‘wait upon’, from minister ‘servant’, from minus ‘less’.
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