administration noun

1 organizing how sth is done

ADJ. effective, efficient, good | poor The college loses a lot of money through poor administration. | day-to-day, routine | general | office | bureaucratic | central | arts, business, educational, financial, justice, social | government, public

VERB + ADMINISTRATION be in charge of, be responsible for


2 people who manage an organization

ADJ. college, hospital, prison, etc.

3 government

ADJ. colonial, federal, local, municipal, provincial, regional, state | civil, imperial, royal | Conservative, Labour, etc. | caretaker, interim, temporary | coalition, joint | minority | civilian, military

VERB + ADMINISTRATION form On September 27 a new coalition administration was formed.

4 giving a drug

ADJ. intravenous, oral | drug