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ADMINISTRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does administration mean? 

ADMINISTRATION (noun)
  The noun ADMINISTRATION has 4 senses:

1. a method of tending to (especially business) matters
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
4. the tenure of a president

  Familiarity information: ADMINISTRATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADMINISTRATION (noun)


Sense 1administration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A method of tending to (especially business) matters

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

administration; disposal

Hypernyms ("administration" is a kind of...):

direction; management (the act of managing something)

Domain category:

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "administration"):

polity (shrewd or crafty management of public affairs)

running (the act of administering or being in charge of something)

organisation; organization (the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business)

conducting (the way of administering a business)

judicature; justice (the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments)

line management (administration of the line functions of an organization; administration of activities contributing directly to the organization's output)


Sense 2administration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

governing body; governance; administration; organisation; establishment; brass; organization

Context examples:

he claims that the present administration is corrupt / the governance of an association is responsible to its members / he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment

Hypernyms ("administration" is a kind of...):

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)

Meronyms (parts of "administration"):

hierarchy; pecking order; power structure (the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body)

Meronyms (members of "administration"):

advisory board; planning board (a board appointed to advise the chief administrator)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "administration"):

government officials; officialdom (people elected or appointed to administer a government)

county council (the elected governing body of a county)

bench; judiciary (persons who administer justice)

executive (persons who administer the law)

top brass (the most important persons in a governing body)

Curia ((Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church)

management (those in charge of running a business)

Holonyms ("administration" is a part of...):

authorities; government; regime (the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit)


Sense 3administration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of administering medication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

giving medication; administration

Hypernyms ("administration" is a kind of...):

medication (the act of treating with medicines or remedies)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "administration"):

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)


Sense 4administration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The tenure of a president

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

presidency; presidential term; administration

Context example:

things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration

Hypernyms ("administration" is a kind of...):

incumbency; tenure; term of office (the term during which some position is held)


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