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administrative assistant

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

  • An administrative assistant had just planned a palace revolution on a system 200 light years away.

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Contemporary definitions for administrative assistant

a term considered more respectful than 'secretary'


An administrative assistant may be expected to exercise solve minor problems for the office manager.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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