The Alternative English Dictionary: admin

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admin etymology Shortening of administrator or administration. pronunciation
  • {{enPR}}, /ˈædˌmɪn/
  • /ədˈmɪn/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (transitive, computing, informal) A system administrator; one who maintains a computer system or network. Our admin changed the server in our office, so we can exchange files faster..
  2. (transitive, internet, informal) A user of a discussion forum, web site, etc. with privilege allowing them to control or restrict the activity of other uses. The admin changed the forum settings to enable the use of emoticons.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (transitive, computing, informal) To serve as an administrator for or of.
anagrams:
  • Mdina

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