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administration

Pronunciation: /ədˌmɪnəˈstreɪʃən; ədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən/

Translation of administration in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (managing) 1.1 (of institution, business) administración (feminine), dirección (feminine); (of country) gobierno (masculine), administración (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The awards were in courses such as business administration, information processing, performing arts and art, craft and design.
    • They bog down in the day-to-day administration of a small business and bemoan the lack of time to draw.
    • This individual has a bachelor of arts degree in economics and a master of business administration degree.
    Example sentences
    • Another role of Mercosur is to help member countries to overcome their internal problems such as those linked with public administration and the control of inflation.
    • The importance placed by the public on administration and governance can also be seen in Donald Tsang's very high public poll numbers.
    • As an article of faith, new public management urges that public administration be animated by clearly defined organizational objectives.
    1.2 (of estate, fund) administración (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • An obvious example would be, he submits, if the Company went into administration for the purposes of the Insolvency Act 1986.
    • Angry creditors have been left owed thousands of pounds after a Yorkshire estate agent went into administration, it emerged yesterday.
    • Shortly thereafter it went into insolvency administration.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (managing body) administración (feminine) he complained to (the) administration se quejó a la administración 2.2 [Politics/Política] gobierno (masculine), administración (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [official/spokesman] gubernamental, del gobierno, de la administración
    Example sentences
    • During the Cold War, successive administrations pursued a policy of ‘containment’ against the Soviet Union.
    • It will continue regardless of whether we have Republican or Democratic administrations in power.
    • Successive governments and Paris municipal administrations have allowed the situation to worsen.
    Example sentences
    • Officials with the administration said the person responsible for the overloading would be severely punished.
    • Thus, it is uncontested that the administration is wholly responsible for the imposition of the new steel tariffs.
    • In response, the university administration was largely silent.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (of justice, medicine, sacrament) administración (feminine); (of aid, relief) suministro (masculine) the administration of the oath la toma del juramento
    Example sentences
    • If we can't stop crime, at least we can do is aim for the effective administration of justice.
    • The claim that bromelain cannot be effective after oral administration is definitely refuted at this time.
    • But the family, he added, understands ‘that the fair administration of justice takes time.’

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