1. administration; administrative work.
  2. an administrative assistant: My admin will call you back with that information later today.
  3. an administrator: government admins.
  1. of or relating to an administrator or to administrative functions: You can’t install computer programs without admin privileges.

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admin. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. informal short for administration
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