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A person employed by an individual or in an office to assist with correspondence, keep records, make appointments, and carry out similar tasks.‘all numerical scores were compiled by an administrative assistant’
- ‘An administrative assistant may ask to be added to the agenda to discuss vacation, time sheets, or supplies.’
- ‘She had gained a title, administrative assistant - still, there was no raise.’
- ‘An administrative assistant shows up to fax something.’
- ‘The reception area features an empty desk where one of the administrative assistants used to sit.’
- ‘She cut back on consulting hired an administrative assistant, thereby sacrificing revenues but freeing up time for her and her chief engineer and designer.’
- ‘"He's running late," his administrative assistant informed me.’
- ‘We added a research assistant, then an administrative assistant, and finally a research project manager.’
- ‘He, not an administrative assistant, fetches you a cup of coffee.’
- ‘"The response has been so overwhelming I haven't had the chance to call everybody back just yet," said Franklin, administrative assistant at the organization that's spearheading the project.’
- ‘The company's administrative assistant was skilled at gleaning low fares from travel Web sites, without the $25 per ticket handling fee.’
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