a person who manages or has a talent for managing.
Law. a person appointed by a court to take charge of the estate of a decedent, but not appointed in the decedent's will.
Also Informal, ad·min [ad-min] /ˈædˌmɪn/ .Computers.
a person who manages and supports a computer system or network, as in a business or other organization: the company’s system administrator;a database administrator.: Compare system operator.
a person who determines the site policies, appoints moderators, and manages the technical operation of an internet message board or other interactive website: a forum administrator.
a user account on a home computer accessible only by the user who manages the computer system.: Compare root1 (def. 11b).
a user who has access to this user account.
- ad·min·is·tra·tor·ship, noun
- pre·ad·min·is·tra·tor, noun
- sub·ad·min·is·tra·tor, noun
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How to use administrator in a sentence
Clark, the head cheer coach, said no other cheerleaders were disciplined for vaping on campus and school administrators determined they couldn’t discipline students for off-campus vaping.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out | Ashly McGlone | September 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
University administrators tell Fortune they’re doing everything they can to ensure public safety.Even the most cautious schools are seeing outbreaks | Sy Mukherjee | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
I thank the Board for the amicable separation and for the opportunity to work together these past two years with phenomenal students, teachers, parents, staff, administrators, and the community at large.North County Report: Schools Are Reopening for Students Most in Need | Kayla Jimenez | September 16, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Even though affluent administrators have been comfortable with narrowing curriculum in inner city schools where they would never educate their own children, parents there never have been comfortable with it.Our Public Schools Have a Customer Service Problem | Thomas Courtney | September 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Public and private insurance administrators determine what treatments to cover.Times of strife can lead to medical innovation—when governments are willing | By Jeffrey Clemens/The Conversation | September 9, 2020 | Popular-Science
I recently got asked by an administrator at the Library of Congress to do unpaid labor for its website.
“The only thing I hope to come out of the group is peaceful support,” the female administrator said.Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Has a Serious Online Fan Club | Gideon Resnick | August 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We enter with nothing but our passports, which are carefully checked (and kept) by the prison administrator.
The report also names the administrator of one such targeted directory, a German computer science student named Sebastian Hahn.Use or Look at Online Privacy Tools? NSA Labels You an ‘Extremist’ | Joshua Kopstein | July 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead of having an athletic director or an administrator imposes their ideas.
Piépape has never been a General Staff Officer before; by training, bent of mind and experience he is an administrator.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
If the lessee die, his executor or administrator can assign the remainder of his term.
Or, if the land has been given to a devisee, he can require the executor or administrator to pay the mortgage.
If dead or insane, the oath must be made by his executor, administrator, or other representative.
He was, for example, an incomparably better administrator than Torrington.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for administrator
a person who administers the affairs of an organization, official body, etc
property law a person authorized to manage an estate, esp when the owner has died intestate or without having appointed executors
a person who manages a computer system
- administratrix, fem n
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