Definition of admin in US English:



  • The administration of a business, organization, etc.

    ‘day-to-day admin’
    as modifier ‘admin staff’
    • ‘Employers can see she's a bright girl so she gets a job doing admin for a shipping company.’
    • ‘At its peak, the firm employed 100 people but now only has two admin staff.’
    • ‘Thursday morning is devoted to admin, and the afternoon to a general surgery session.’
    • ‘The admin could set up a policy to automatically provision a new Web server if the number of requests passed a certain threshold.’
    • ‘This is the second time within a year that UW admin has been responsible for taking my home away from me.’
    • ‘They break us up into five groups of ten between management, admin staff and players.’
    • ‘Today, Boxing Day, I spent lazing around, tidying up and doing a bit of admin.’
    • ‘So I'm presently in the midst of a four-day stint of life admin between bouts of travel.’
    • ‘I don't mind doing all of my database admin from a command line; I just prefer not to.’
    • ‘The way he spoke to messengers, admin staff and catering staff was a revelation.’
    • ‘I've no idea if he works there still, he used to ring me up all the time when I had my job doing admin at a uni last year.’
    • ‘Eleven posts are to go from the STV studios, five producer-directors posts and two admin staff.’
    • ‘Work is divided into different departments: kitchen, garden, admin, decorating.’
    • ‘There are some days when I do admin all day and funnily enough I quite like that.’
    • ‘You see, they've hired a couple of girls there to do admin.’
    • ‘He then said that when the admin took over, the group became a much lower level issue…’
    • ‘I still have a filing box, nicely separating all the different categories of admin in my life.’
    • ‘From admin staff to mechanics, Mr Arnold is hoping to find people with a love of the sport.’
    • ‘The existing offices could continue as they are and be used by admin.’
    • ‘Luckily, however, this year the festival admin could look to organisation for inspiration.’


1940s: abbreviation.