administration · noun /ədˌmɪn.əˈstreɪ.ʃən/Full view
administration (ORGANIZING)
C1 U the work of organizing and arranging the operation of something, such as a company
Dictionary example:

The job involves a lot of administration.

Learner example:

For schools, it is much easier in terms of administration. (International English Language Testing System; C1; Chinese)

administration (MANAGEMENT)
C2 C the people in an organization who manage its business and operations
Dictionary example:

The decision to cancel the trip was made by the school administration.

Learner example:

As far as I have been informed, the administration of the hospital has already talked to you about this issue, but as nothing has changed since, I feel that is my obligation to mention it in this letter. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Portuguese)

administration (GOVERNMENT)
CB C the politicians who govern a town, city, country, etc., or the period a particular elected government is in charge
Dictionary examples:

The current administration faces serious economic issues.

the Reagan/Obama administration

Learner example:

The opening of the Alpha Ville Shopping Centre at Santa Maria High Street is a remarkable achievement from the current administration of Mr. Paul Hawley, Mayor of our town. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Portuguese)

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