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[ad-min] /ædˈmɪn/ Informal.
administration; administrative work.
an administrative assistant:
My admin will call you back with that information later today.
an administrator:
government admins.
of or relating to an administrator or to administrative functions:
You can’t install computer programs without admin privileges.
Origin of admin
by shortening

admin. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for admin
  • admin: please delete the first of these duplicate posts.
  • The present admin is cutting off exploration by removing the tax deduction or preventing access to land or sea leases.
  • If an admin wants to delete two that would be great.
  • It makes some sense for the admin to wait until the last minute to do new tax cuts.
  • She is astounded at the amount of admin work she has to do while still trying to get the book finished.
  • The sad truth is that policymakers and politicians only have the time and ear for university admin, not teachers.
  • We've restructured admin, staff, and faculty as well.
  • They basically pulled up the ladder behind them or allowed admin to do so.
  • admin users will get a notification that it was removed on their next login.
  • With an appliance pc, completely contained in rom, they are back to being a user instead of an admin.
British Dictionary definitions for admin


(informal) short for administration
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Slang definitions & phrases for admin



Pertaining to administrative duties; short for administrative or administration (1940s+)

  1. The administrative work of a department or company
  2. An administrative worker, esp an assistant

[short for administration]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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admin in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Related Abbreviations for admin


  1. administration
  2. administrator
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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