adjective Date: circa 1731 of or relating to administration or an administration ; executiveadministratively adverb

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  • administrative — [[t]ædmɪ̱nɪstrətɪv, AM streɪt [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Administrative work involves organizing and supervising an organization or institution. Other industries have had to sack managers to reduce administrative costs... The project will have an… …   English dictionary

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