administration - definition and synonyms


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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.
      [uncountable] the process of being responsible for managing a business, organization, or institution

      He is not involved in the administration of the scheme.

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

    the regular administration of antibiotics

  3. 4
    [uncountable] British a situation in which the financial affairs of a business that cannot pay its debts are taken over by an administrator
    go into administration (=start to be run by an administrator):

    The company is likely to go into administration if a buyer is not found soon.