administration

Use the word administration to describe the group of people running an organization: “University administration declared Wednesday a snow day and sent everyone home early.”

You’ve probably heard the noun administration used to describe a political group, such as the Bush administration or the Obama administration. It can also be used to refer to the daily activities involved in running a group or a program: “Carla handles the administration of the summer camp.”

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: administration

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n
the act of governing; exercising authority
2
n
the act of administering medication
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: administration
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n the act of governing; exercising authority

Synonyms:
governance, governing, government, government activity
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misgovernment, misrule
government that is inefficient or dishonest
lawmaking, legislating, legislation
the act of making or enacting laws
trust busting
(law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
criminalisation, criminalization
legislation that makes something illegal
decriminalisation, decriminalization
legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
enactment, passage
the passing of a law by a legislative body
Type of:
social control
control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

n a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

Synonyms:
disposal
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conducting
the way of administering a business
line management
administration of the activities contributing directly to an organization's output
organisation, organization
the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business
running
the act of administering or being in charge of something
polity
shrewd or crafty management of public affairs
administrivia
the tiresome but essential details that must be taken care of and tasks that must be performed in running an organization
nonprofit, nonprofit organization, not-for-profit
an organization chartered for other than profit-making activities
rationalisation, rationalization
the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency
reorganisation, reorganization, shake-up, shakeup
the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)
self-organisation, self-organization
organizing yourself (especially organizing your own labor union)
syndication
organizing into or administering as a syndicate
Type of:
direction, management
the act of managing something

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

“he claims that the present administration is corrupt”
Synonyms:
brass, establishment, governance, governing body, organisation, organization
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Curia
(Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church
top brass
the most important persons in a governing body
executive
persons who administer the law
bench, judiciary
persons who administer justice
county council
the elected governing body of a county
government officials, officialdom
people elected or appointed to administer a government
management
those in charge of running a business
Bush administration
the executive under President George W. Bush
Clinton administration
the executive under President Clinton
Bush administration
the executive under President George H. W. Bush
Reagan administration
the executive under President Reagan
Carter administration
the executive under President Carter
civil service
government workers; usually hired on the basis of competitive examinations
house
the management of a gambling house or casino
bureaucracy, bureaucratism
nonelective government officials
Type of:
body
a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

n the tenure of a president

“things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration
Synonyms:
presidency, presidential term
Type of:
incumbency, tenure, term of office
the term during which some position is held

n the act of meting out justice according to the law

Synonyms:
judicature
Type of:
justice
judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
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n the act of administering medication

Synonyms:
giving medication
Types:
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
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medication
the act of treating with medicines or remedies
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