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English noun: administration

1. administration (act) a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)


Broader (hypernym)direction, management

Narrower (hyponym)conducting, line management, organisation, organization, polity, running

Domain categorybusiness, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

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

SamplesHe claims that the present administration is corrupt.
The governance of an association is responsible to its members.
He quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment.

Synonymsbrass, establishment, governance, governing body, organisation, organization

Broader (hypernym)body

Narrower (hyponym)bench, county council, Curia, executive, government officials, judiciary, management, officialdom, top brass

Part holonymhierarchy, pecking order, power structure

Part meronymauthorities, government, regime

Member holonymadvisory board, planning board

3. administration (act) the act of administering medication

Synonymsgiving medication

Broader (hypernym)medication

Narrower (hyponym)drip feed, drugging, sedation

4. administration (time) the tenure of a president

SamplesThings were quiet during the Eisenhower administration.

Synonymspresidency, presidential term

Broader (hypernym)incumbency, tenure, term of office

5. administration (act) the act of governing; exercising authority

SamplesRegulations for the governing of state prisons.
He had considerable experience of government.

Synonymsgovernance, governing, government, government activity

Broader (hypernym)social control

Narrower (hyponym)lawmaking, legislating, legislation, misgovernment, misrule, trust busting

Domain category membersallegiant, anarchy, authorities, bounty, destabilisation, destabilization, devolution, devolvement, event planner, federal, government, government, government, land reform, lawlessness, manifesto, minimalist, office, paternalism, political science, politics, power, premium, price-fixing, progressive, pronunciamento, protest march, reform-minded, reformist, regime, squandermania, unitary, zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond

6. administration (act) the act of meting out justice according to the law


Broader (hypernym)justice

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