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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-min-uh-strey-shuh n]
    • /ædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən/
    • /ədˌmɪn.ɪˈstreɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-min-uh-strey-shuh n]
    • /ædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən/

Definitions of administration word

  • uncountable noun administration Administration is the range of activities connected with organizing and supervising the way that an organization or institution functions. 3
  • uncountable noun administration The administration of something is the process of organizing and supervising it. 3
  • singular noun administration The administration of a company or institution is the group of people who organize and supervise it. 3
  • countable noun administration You can refer to a country's government as the administration; used especially in the United States. 3
  • noun administration management of the affairs of an organization, such as a business or institution 3
  • noun administration the duties of an administrator 3

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Origin of administration

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English administracio(u)n < Latin administrātiōn- (stem of administrātiō) service. See administrate, -ion

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Parts of speech for Administration


administration popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

administration usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for administration

noun administration

  • control — Control of an organization, place, or system is the power to make all the important decisions about the way that it is run.
  • government — the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration: Government is necessary to the existence of civilized society.
  • agency — An agency is a business which provides a service on behalf of other businesses.
  • legislation — the act of making or enacting laws.
  • rule — a principle or regulation governing conduct, action, procedure, arrangement, etc.: the rules of chess.

Antonyms for administration

noun administration

  • disorganization — a breaking up of order or system; disunion or disruption of constituent parts.
  • lawlessness — contrary to or without regard for the law: lawless violence.
  • inefficiency — the quality or condition of being inefficient; lack of efficiency.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.

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