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noun administration pronunciation in British English /ədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/
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singularadministration
pluraladministrations
  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.
      [uncountable] the process of being responsible for managing a business, organization, or institution
      He is not involved in the administration of the scheme.
    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.
      [countable] a department of the US government
      the Federal Aviation Administration
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the action of giving someone a drug
    the regular administration of antibiotics

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