administration

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Administration is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
administration

Plural
administrations

  1. (uncountable) Administration is the process of running and organising an organisation such as a business or government.
    The mayor is responsible for the administration of the town.
    He wanted to go into politics, so he studied public administration at university.
  2. (countable & uncountable) The administration are the people who run and organise an organisation such as a business or government.
    In short, the administration does not actually know why it wants a space station.
    The Bush administration has one of the worst records of any American government.

Related Words[change]

(administrator) (administrate) (administrative)