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Definition of "administration" []

  • The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution. (noun)
  • The activity of a government or state in the exercise of its powers and duties. (noun)
  • The executive branch of a government. (noun)
  • The group of people who manage or direct an institution, especially a school or college. (noun)
  • The term of office of an executive officer or body. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "administration" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Koo did not deal with the Customs _administration_, nevertheless _The Times_ assumed that his purpose was to get the administration into the hands of the Chinese on account of the opportunities of lucrative corruption which it would afford."
  • "; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Offering the committee incriminating, documentary evidence to substantiate his charges, Bugliosi urged the committee to make a \'criminal referral\' to the Justice Department to begin a criminal investigation of Bush and members of his administration to determine whether first degree murder charges should be brought against \'certain members of this administration\ '."
  • "The European arm of the failed investment bank Lehman Brothers, now in administration, is also a big investor, with a holding of close to 5%."