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administrative assistant

noun
1.
a person employed to aid an executive, as in a corporate department, by coordinating such office services and procedures as the supervision, maintenance, and control of the flow of work and programs, personnel, budgeting, records, etc., for the entire department.
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  • The administrative assistant came into the office almost as soon as Baker was seated at his desk.

    The Great Gray Plague Raymond F. Jones
  • An administrative assistant had just planned a palace revolution on a system 200 light years away.

    Evil Out of Onzar Mark Ganes
  • Senator D: (glaring) Your administrative assistant testified a few moments ago, sir, that '58 Beta has had a life of 185 years.

Contemporary definitions for administrative assistant
noun

a term considered more respectful than 'secretary'

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An administrative assistant may be expected to exercise solve minor problems for the office manager.

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