[ ad-min-uh-strey-tiv, -struh- ]
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  1. pertaining to administration; executive: administrative ability.

Origin of administrative

From the Latin word administrātīvus, dating back to 1725–35. See administrate, -ive

Other words from administrative

  • ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjective
  • non·ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverb
  • pre·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjective
  • sub·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjective
  • sub·ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverb
  • un·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjective
  • un·ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverb

Words Nearby administrative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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