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Administrative division

Definition of the noun administrative division

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  1. a district defined for administrative purposes
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of administrative division: administrative district / territorial division
    • more generic terms: district / dominion / territorial dominion / territory = a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
    • more specific terms:
      • borough = one of the administrative divisions of a large city
      • canton = a small administrative division of a country
      • city = an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
      • commune = the smallest administrative district of several European countries
      • country / state / land = the territory occupied by a nation
      • county = the largest administrative district within a state
      • county palatine = the territory of a count palatine
      • department = the territorial and administrative division of some countries
      • federal district = a district set apart as the seat of government of a federation
      • reservation / reserve = a district that is reserved for particular purpose
      • school district = a district whose public schools are administered together
      • shire = a former administrative district of England
      • municipality = an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
      • prefecture = the district administered by a prefect
      • province / state = the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
      • township / town = an administrative division of a county
      • ward = a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
    • instances:
      • Lower Egypt = one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt
      • Upper Egypt = one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt
      • Khabarovsk = an administrative territory in Russia on the eastern coast of Siberia


The administrative division that this is a capital of.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Administrative division

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Google previewGenealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas (1998)

A Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere by Christina K. Schaefer

was the next administrative division under ...

Google previewBrazil Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic by John J. Crocitti, Monique Vallance

Administrative Structure of Government/Federalism The Constitution of 1988 is the supreme law of the Federative Republic of Brazil and establishes a political- administrative division consisting of a central governing authority (the Union) and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1986)

Volume 41 - Supplement 6: Applied Behavioral Science to Wales: National Library of by Allen Kent

Administrative Division, Research and Legislative Reference Department, Acquisitions and Processing Division, Serials Division, Circulation ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

stewardship Administrative assistant to commanding officer—adjutant Administrative body—quango Administrative body of the subdivision of a diocese —parish council Administrative division of a country—province Administrative division of a ...

Google previewThe Insurance Almanac and Encyclopedia (1918)

Administrative Division, Bureau of Factory Inspection; Supervising Inspectors of Districts Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Division of Mercantile Inspection; Division of, Home -work Inspection; Bureau, of Industrial Code; Division of Industrial Hygiene; ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Chile (2005)

by Salvatore Bizzarro

An administrative division of a colony, instituted in the late 18th century, designed to relieve the viceroys of such matters as the supervision of financial and military affairs. The competence of the intendencia extended to the departments of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Niger (2012)

by Abdourahmane Idrissa, Samuel Decalo

In 1998, the 36 arrondissements then extant were erected into départements, the upper level administrative division, while the départernents became regions. Arrondissements became thin administrative units, rather irrelevant as ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Colombia (2012)

by Harvey F. Kline

The administrative division is made up of six members elected for a period of eight years (one by the Constitutional Court, two by the Supreme Court, and three by the Council of State). The disciplinary division has seven members, elected for ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Mongolia (2010)

by Alan J. K. Sanders

Administrative division. Mongolia's territory is divided administratively into the capital and 21 aimag, or provinces. The 21 aimag are divided into rural districts, or sum. The aimag of Inner Mongolia are usually called leagues. The word aimag ...

Google previewAsian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by Huping Ling, Allan W. Austin

Organizationally, it includes a Political Division, a Congressional Liaison Division , a Consular Division, an Administrative Division, a Press Division, a Cultural Division, an Economic Division, a Science and Technology Division, a Defense ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China) (2014)

by John F. Copper

The CCNAA was divided into 10 divisions: the Secretariat, which handled political and governmental matters; the Service Division, which took visa and passport applications; the Administrative Division, which handled housekeeping; the ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden

division, allotment, apportionment, placement, Hoon - Subdivision, 3acar 3axwpraahBI - administrative division, xene IMephith - division of labour 2. denominator (math.) ...

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Small photo of the lake of Lugano, also called Ceresio, is a branched pre-alpine lake along the Swiss-Italian border. The administrative division extends between Canton Ticino, the Province of Como and Varese More...

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