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Definition of the noun administrivia

What does administrivia mean as a name of something?


  1. the tiresome but essential details that must be taken care of and tasks that must be performed in running an organization
    • example: he sets policy and leaves all the administrivia to his assistant
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: running = the act of administering or being in charge of something

Alternative definition of the noun administrivia


  1. Administrative details that must be dealt with in order to do more interesting work.

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Google previewZero to Zillionaire (2006)

8 Foolproof Steps to Financial Peace of Mind by Chellie Campbell

Administrivia is the biggest time waster. Every other ...

Google previewThe Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia (2007)

by Denise Evans, O. William Evans

adjusted sales price administrivia adjusted sales price In an appraisal, the answer obtained when the sales price of a comparable property is adjusted for factors that make it different from the property being appraised. Example: Property A is ...

Google previewBiographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court (2006)

The Lives and Legal Philosophies of the Justices by Melvin I. Urofsky

In 1923, smarting from a series of skirmishes with Butler and worn down by “ administrivia,” Stone resigned and accepted a remunerative position with the esteemed Wall Street firm of Sullivan and Cromwell. Stone's reentry into private practice ...

Google previewTalal Abu-Ghazaleh Dictionary of Patent Terms = معجم طلال أبو غزالة لبراءة الإختراع (2012)

by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

administrative domain administrative license administrative notes administrative receiver administrative solutions administrator administrivia admiral aerobiosis aerocondenser aerodrome aerodynamic aerodynamics aerodynamics aerofoil ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2013)

Over 10,000ÊCommon and Confusing Words Explained by Diagram Group

Additive Address Adduction Adenectomy Adenoidectomy Adenoids Adenoma Adenosinetriphosphate Adhesion Adi Granth Adieu Adios Adipectomy Adipose Adirondack furniture Adjective Adjustable spanner Administrivia Adobe Adrenal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1980)

Volume 11 - Computer-Aided Process Analysis to Copyright by John J. McKetta Jr

A copyright clearinghouse would require dimes to collect pennies ; it reeks of " administrivia." On second glance, however, a copyright clearinghouse is quite plausible particularly when one considers the administrative potential of computer ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Business Bullshit (2014)

by Alan Williams, Alison Whybrow

(see Administrivia; Panjandrum; Vis-a-vis) Tin, does what it says on the: 1. A product or person that does what it claims it will. 2. Rare occurrence in the over- hyped world of marketing; a pleasant surprise to encounter the unadulterated truth for ...

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Administrivia Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1D2M3I1N1I1S1T1R1I1V4I1A1

The value of this 13-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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