administration

administration ad‧min‧is‧tra‧tion [ədˌmɪnˈstreɪʆn] noun
1. [uncountable] COMMERCE the activities involved with managing and organizing the work of a company or organization:

• I want to spend my time on research and development rather than administration.

2. [uncountable] the part of a company or organization involved with managing and organizing its work:

• The job cuts will affect those in sales support and administration.

3. [countable usually singular] the government of a country at a particular time, especially in the United States:

• He said that the administration had created one million new jobs.

• The problem has been ignored by successive administrations.

4. [uncountable] LAW in Britain and some other countries, when a company in financial difficulty is reorganized by an outside specialist with the aim of continuing some of its activities so that it can avoid liquidation (= being broken up and sold):

• The company is currently in administration, but Mr Brown hopes that it will be possible to keep it going in some form.

• The parent companywent into administration in July with debts estimated at £50 million.

• The group should continue trading despite its financial problems, rather than be put into administration.

— see also bankruptcy, Chapter 11, liquidation, receivership

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administration UK US /ədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən/ noun
[U] the activity of managing or dealing with a business activity: »

Administration of the scheme is costly in terms of time.

»

She studied business administration at New York University.

[U] WORKPLACE ADMIN(Cf. admin)
[C] the people who manage and control a large organization: »

Some foreign postal administrations, including Britain's and France's, have embraced the concept.

»

Will medical school administrations and faculty be happy to adopt a large increase in class size?

(also Administration) [C] GOVERNMENT the government of the United States or of some other countries: »

It seems like there's an effort to centralize authority in Washington more than there has been in prior administrations.

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the Obama/Bush/Nixon Administration

[U] UK LAW a situation in which an independent administrator takes control of a company that cannot pay its debts in order to try to improve the company's financial situation and keep it operating: »

The company has gone into administration, which was required if any money was to be returned to creditors.

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His business empire continues to trade and is not in administration.

Compare LIQUIDATION(Cf. ↑liquidation), RECEIVERSHIP(Cf. ↑receivership)
See also BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION(Cf. ↑business administration), THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION(Cf. ↑the Federal Aviation Administration)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • administration — [ administrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • apr. 1250; aministracion v. 1200; lat. administratio 1 ♦ Dr. civ. Action de gérer un bien, un ensemble de biens. ⇒ gestion. L administration de la communauté. Administration légale : attributs patrimoniaux se rattachant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • administration — ad·min·is·tra·tion /əd ˌmi nə strā shən/ n 1: the act or process of administering the administration of justice 2 a: the management and disposal under court authority of the estate of a deceased person by an executor or an administrator b: the… …   Law dictionary

  • Administration — may refer to:In business * Administration (business), the performance or management of business operations. * Management, the act of directing people towards accomplishing a goal * Central Administration, the highest administrative department of… …   Wikipedia

  • Administration — Ad*min is*tra tion (?; 277), n. [OE. administracioun, L. administratio: cf. F. administration.] 1. The act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • administration — ADMINISTRATION. s. f. Direction d une affaire particulière. L administration des biens d un pupille. Il se dit De la direction des affaires publiques, d une partie du Gouvernement. Il a eu long temps l administration des Finances, des principales …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • administration — Administration. s. f. Gouvernement, direction, conduite. Il a eu long temps l administration des finances, des principales affaires. il avoit l administration de toutes choses. un tuteur est obligé de rendre compte de l administration qu il a… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • administration — Administration, Gestio, gestionis, Administratio, Actus. L administration et charge de quelque chose, ou le lieu et territoire dedans lequel on a administration et charge, Dioecesis, huius dioecesis. Avoir la charge et administration du royaume,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Administration — (lat. administrare „verwalten“) bezeichnet allgemein die Verwaltung eines Staates, einer Provinz, eines Landkreises, eines Ortes, einer Körperschaft oder öffentlichen Einrichtung oder auch eines Vereins speziell die öffentliche Verwaltung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Administration — Sf Verwaltung erw. fach. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. administrātio ( ōnis) Verwaltung, Besorgung , zu l. administrāre verwalten, besorgen, ausführen , zu l. ministrāre bedienen, darreichen, verschaffen und l. ad hinzu . Verbum:… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Administration — (management, administration; administration; administrazione) – einerseits der Inbegriff der Vorschriften und Grundsätze, nach denen das Eisenbahnwesen verwaltet wird – anderseits der organische Aufbau der Behörden und Dienststellen, denen die… …   Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

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