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Noun administration has 4 senses
  1. administration, disposal - a method of tending to (especially business) matters
    --1 is a kind of management, direction
    --1 has particulars:
     line management; justice, judicature; conducting; organization, organisation; running; polity
    Derived form: verb administer1
  2. administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation - the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he 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"
    --2 is a kind of body
    --2 is a part of government, authorities, regime
    --2 has parts: hierarchy, power structure, pecking order
    --2 has members: advisory board, planning board
    --2 has particulars:
     Curia; top brass; executive; judiciary, bench; county council; government officials, officialdom; management
    Derived form: verb administer1
  3. administration, giving medication - the act of administering medication
    --3 is a kind of medication
    --3 has particulars: drip feed; sedation, drugging
    Derived form: verb administer4
  4. presidency, presidential term, administration - the tenure of a president; "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"
    --4 is a kind of tenure, term of office, incumbency
    Derived form: verb administer1
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