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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun administration:


Administration is a member of the word family administrate, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun administration

What does administration mean as a name of something?

Administration is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • administration: administrations
  • Administration: Administrations

  1. a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
  2. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  3. the act of administering medication
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of administration: giving medication
    • more generic word: medication = the act of treating with medicines or remedies
    • more specific terms:
      • drip feed = the administration of a solution (blood or saline or plasma etc.) one drop at a time
      • drugging / sedation = the administration of a sedative agent or drug
  4. the tenure of a president
  5. the act of governing; exercising authority
  6. the act of meting out justice according to the law
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of administration: judicature
    • more generic word: justice = judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments


"Administration" is a book by Albert Lepawsky.

  • also known as "Administration; the art and science of organization and management"


  1. Administration: The term administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction.
  2. Administration: In the United Kingdom, football clubs sometimes choose to enter administration when they are unable to pay off outstanding debts. Under the Insolvency Act 1986, a business will face a winding-up order bringing them to court and if it is shown that a business cannot pay debts as they fall due or cannot repay outstanding debts then the company will be classified as insolvent. Administration puts accountants "in charge of pretty much everything apart from coaching the players and picking the team". For a football club in administration, the "football creditors rule" requires football-related debts such as wages owed to players and staff, and transfer fees owed to other clubs to be paid first.
  3. Administration: In common-law jurisdictions, administration of an estate on death arises if the deceased is legally intestate, meaning they did not leave a will, or some assets are not disposed of by their will.
    • also known as Administration of an estate on death
  4. Administration: A CVT to describe who has administered the forum and when.
  5. Administration is a film job.
  6. Administration: Metaschema relationship between an agentive entity and an entity that they oversee, administer, or grant.

Phrases with Administration

  1. bush administration
  2. carter administration
  3. reagan administration
  4. clinton administration
  5. Business administration
  6. letters of administration
  7. technology administration
  8. food and drug administration
  9. small business administration
  10. federal housing administration
  11. social security administration
  12. drug enforcement administration
  13. federal aviation administration
  14. general services administration
  15. electromotive drug administration
  16. master in business administration
  17. transportation security administration
  18. national archives and records administration
  19. national aeronautics and space administration
  20. occupational safety and health administration

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Administration

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Google previewADMINISTRATIVE THEORY (2009)


amply clear by the following definitions given by various scholars: Administration is a long and slightly pompous word,

Google previewSchool Administration and Management (2011)

by S.K Kochhar

Educational AdministrationAdministration means the overall determination of policies, the setting up of major objectives, the laying...

Google previewEntrepreneurship (2016)

E-Book by Dr. S. K. Singh, Sanjay Gupta

Spriegal, ''Administration is a determinative task and management's task is the executive one.

Google previewManagement and Entrepreneurship (2008)

by N V R Naidu

According to him, managing of business enterprises is called management and managing nonbusiness organizations is called administration.

Google previewFundamentals of Public Administration (2009)

A Blueprint for Nigeria Innovative Public Sector by Phd Darlington Mgbeke, Darlington Mgbeke

Public administration means different thing to different people — In other words, the meanings may differ between the private...

Public administration is the study of the three tiers of the government (local, state, and federal) and how they are ...

Google previewLabour Policy and Administration (1996)

by Balwant Singh

Vieg, "Administration is the determined action taken in pursuit of conscious purpose. It is the systematic ordering...

Google previewPublic Administration: Concepts And Theories (2004)

by Rumki Basu

"Administration is the organisation and direction of human and material resources to achieve desired ends.'" Therefore...

Google previewThe New American State (1987)

Bureaucracies and Policies Since World War II by Louis Galambos

Administration is the centerpiece of our modern political system in the United States.

Administration is a political context of technical detail, bureaucratic jungles, and professional experts, but it is no less one in which political demands are ...

Google previewAdministration Of Vocational Education (2001)

by Dhirendra Verma

Administration is that phase of an enterprise which concerns itself with the overall determination of the major policies...

Google previewNurse Anesthesia (2009)

by John J. Nagelhout, Karen Plaus

If ingested, the drug would be hydrolyzed by the stomach; therefore sublingual administration is the ideal route for this agent.

Google previewTextbook of Preventive and Community Dentistry (2006)

by Hiremath

Administration is the sum total of all activities, manual, clerical, managerial, technical, and the like undertaken in pursuit of an objective.

Google previewComparative Public Administration (2014)

by J.A. Chandler

Public administration is a practice that is constantly in the news. It relates, for example, to debates on the advantages and disadvantages of privatisation, the extent of corruption or dedicated altruism among public servants, the degree to which ...

Google previewManagemen Text and Cases (Second Edition)

Administration is a top level activity and management is a lower level function. 0 Administration is Part of Management: According to the English School of thought , represented by E.F.L Brech, Henri Fayol, Kimball and Kimball, management is ...

Google previewManagement Principles and Practices

According to him, "Administration is the function in industry concerned with the determination of the corporate policy,

"Administration is that part of management which is concerned with the installation and carrying out of the procedures by ...

Google previewThe Practice of System and Network Administration (2007)

by Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup

System administration is an extremely broad field, and no simple definition can cover it all. We hope that you've learned a lot from reading this book. We've certainly learned a lot by writing it. Having to put into words things that had become ...

Google previewPilot's Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge (2013)

Federal Aviation Administration by Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration. characteristics. Many thousands of airfoils have been tested in wind tunnels and in actual flight, but no one airfoil has been found that satisfiesevery flight requirement. The weight ...

Google previewConsumer Survival (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and Protection by Wendy Reiboldt

The Highway Safety Act of 1970 created the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Housed within the Department of Transportation, the newly developed administration assumed some of the functions of the Federal Highway ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

Many government and other agencies are involved in medicines management, from manufacture, licensing, prescribing and dispensing, to administration. An extensive range of guidance on these issues is provided by the relevant bodies.

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology (2012)

by Jeffrey T Huber, Mary L Gillaspy

Social Security Administration: Established by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1946 , the Administration oversees a national program of contributory social insurance whereby employees, employers, and the self-employed pay contributions that ...

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Quotes about Administration

Is this administration, the Clinton administration, an administration that needed defending? (Judy Woodruff)
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Scrabble value of A1D2M3I1N1I1S1T1R1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 14-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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