THE OPEN DICTIONARY
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adminable (adjective) : (of a part of a web site) able to be controlled by an administration panel (admin).
"The dynamic text on the page is adminable."
Submitted by: Charles A. Bernard, Jr. from Pennsylvania on Feb. 27, 2008 21:32
Adminatrix (noun) : Pronunciation: '&d-mi-"nA-triks Etymology: unknown : a woman of complete who exhibits complete and confident mastery of office administration and related tasks; an inspiring - and intimidating - role model in the field of administrative assistance.
Submitted by: BioPharm Adminatrix on Jan. 26, 2006 19:58
adminisphere (noun) : the levels of management, where big, impractical and counterproductive decisions are made
The administration thought it'd be a good idea to replace all 700 of our servers with three mainframes as a way of speeding things up. I'm telling you, their brains don't get enough air in that adminisphere. —anonymous, unwords.com
Submitted by: Zeba Naqvi from India on Jan. 04, 2008 03:08
(noun) : Pronunciation: &d-"mi-n&-'strA-sh& Detailed work inherent to a tedious bureaucratic process See: Administration, Minutia
"I'd love to ink the deal now, but committee need at least a month upstairs to cover the administratia." —Aaron D, A sales rep used it in a meeting, 6/05
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 16, 2006 20:11
(noun) : trivial administrative details
The administrivia keeps getting in the way of educational best practices.
Submitted by: Stacy Hawthorne from Oregon on Feb. 20, 2015 14:34
(noun) : administrative minutiae
We are so bogged down in administrivia it's hard to get anything important done.
Submitted by: Marie from Massachusetts on Jan. 16, 2015 16:05
(noun) : trivial and mundane administrative tasks conducted by managers designed to increase the overall ineffectiveness of an organization
Submitted by: Anonymous on Mar. 01, 2011 09:22
(noun) : useless paperwork generated by a bureaucracy
I can't get my work done because of all the administrivia that's due today.
Submitted by: Rick Bogle from Pennsylvania on Jul. 22, 2008 21:11
(noun) : any of a number of small administrative details (usually paperwork) that an office worker, teacher, etc., must do, which often seem trivial even though necessary. Such details could be very important but not central to doing the job; e.g., W-2 and other employment forms. [a combination of "administrative" and "trivia"]
When I had to do many of the small administrative details in an office job I had, I occasionally told people that my job entailed doing much of the "administrivia."
Submitted by: Alayne Livingston from Georgia Us on Jan. 25, 2007 18:20
(noun) : bureaucratic paperwork that is often unnecessary
Submitted by: Lynne Mullins from Tennessee on Jan. 23, 2007 10:33
(noun) : The minutia and boring details included in administrative responsibilities.
The foreman never completed a building on time because he was always bogged down in administrivia.
Submitted by: Maureen Dowling from New York on Oct. 27, 2005 06:45
administry (noun) : [administration + ministry] the office, duties, and functions of a religious minister
Submitted by: Rajan JR from India on Feb. 09, 2009 04:43
adobify (verb) : to transform an electronic document into an Adobe PDF document
Let's adobify those documents so that everyone can read them.
Submitted by: A frequent adobifier from California on Mar. 25, 2009 16:32
(noun) : a Filipino dish that may include chicken, pork or green leafy vegetables cooked in vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper and garlic
Submitted by: Otan from Georgia Us on Jun. 16, 2009 13:17
(noun) : a Filipino dish that consists of pork with soy sauce and sauteed onion and garlic
My sister-in-law loves to eat adobo when she visits our province.
Submitted by: kai from Philippines on Jul. 22, 2008 11:05
adoptance (noun) : the state of being chosen or adopted
Submitted by: ann from Indiana on Jun. 30, 2009 10:57
Adorablicious (adjective) : A word meaning that something is adorable, as well as delicious or cute.
That is such an adorablicious skirt!
Submitted by: Margie from Texas on May. 10, 2007 19:15
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