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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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Contemporary definitions for administrative assistant
noun

a term considered more respectful than 'secretary'

Examples

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

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