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noun administration pronunciation in British English /ədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the activities involved in managing a business, organization, or institution

    Too much is spent on administration, and not enough on patient care.

    1. a.
    2. b.
      [countable] the people responsible for managing a business, organization, or institution

      Nobody in the administration would take responsibility.

  2. 2
    [countable] the government of a country

    The Clinton administration created over one million new jobs.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the activity of governing a country or region

      the administration of the rural counties

    2. b.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the action of giving someone a drug

    the regular administration of antibiotics


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