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administrative

Syllabification: ad·min·is·tra·tive
Pronunciation: /ədˈminəˌstrādiv
 
, ədˈminiˌstrədiv
 
/

Definition of administrative in English:

adjective

Of or relating to the running of a business, organization, etc. administrative problems administrative staff
More example sentences
  • His tactical skill was matched by administrative and organizational ability.
  • The final part of the administrative organization is the Head of Division or Unit.
  • Further resources may be required, including administrative staff and rooms.
Synonyms
managerial, management, directorial, executive, organizational, bureaucratic, supervisory, regulatory

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin administrativus, from administrat- 'managed', from the verb administrare (see administrate).

Derivatives

administratively

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Peter attempted to modernize and westernize the country militarily, administratively, economically, and culturally, often through the use of force.
  • The clubs are administratively organised according to the accepted rules of business protocol with elected officers and carefully choreographed monthly meetings.
  • Meanwhile, administratively I hovered safely in the ‘associate’ realm, having been an associate dean for a while.

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