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[ad-min-uh-strey-tiv, -struh-] /ædˈmɪn əˌstreɪ tɪv, -strə-/
pertaining to administration; executive:
administrative ability.
Origin of administrative
1725-35; < Latin administrātīvus. See administrate, -ive
Related forms
administratively, adverb
nonadministrative, adjective
nonadministratively, adverb
preadministrative, adjective
subadministrative, adjective
subadministratively, adverb
unadministrative, adjective
unadministratively, adverb Unabridged
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  • The second visit had also involved an administrative matter.
  • As higher education budgets come under pressure around the world, so the spotlight falls on administrative budgets.
  • No one is sure how the mummies got there or why they came to be on display at the site's administrative offices.
  • Anyone who has been tasked with exceedingly tedious administrative work probably has an intimate understanding of this well.
  • In both countries, it appears to have started for administrative reasons.
  • Beginning in the fall, those teachers will perform administrative duties or be sent home if they are deemed a threat to students.
  • But dissatisfaction with administrative shortcomings-in essence, corruption-has been growing too.
  • It is quite possible that there are as many applicants for these administrative positions.
  • Some feared that it might be the beginning of the end of the administrative département.
  • There are administrative procedures to grant waivers to federal and state endangered species regulations.
Word Origin and History for administrative

1731, from Latin administrativus, from past participle stem of administrare (see administer). Related: Administratively.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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