administration ( administrations plural )
1 n-uncount Administration is the range of activities connected with organizing and supervising the way that an organization or institution functions.
Too much time is spent on administration., ...a master's degree in business administration.
2 n-uncount The administration of something is the process of organizing and supervising it.
Standards in the administration of justice have degenerated...
3 n-sing The administration of a company or institution is the group of people who organize and supervise it.
the N, usu n N
... a member of the college administration.
4 n-count You can refer to a country's government as theadministration; used especially in the United States.
oft the n N
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