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The mundane details involved in running an organization or executing a process: "I encouraged her to try online dating, which produced for her a summer of e-mail administrivia" (Kirsten Allen Major).

[Blend of administration or administrative and trivia.]
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A collective term for the administrative details such as copyright, licensing, and privacy information that appear on websites.
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Noun1.administrivia - the tiresome but essential details that must be taken care of and tasks that must be performed in running an organizationadministrivia - the tiresome but essential details that must be taken care of and tasks that must be performed in running an organization; "he sets policy and leaves all the administrivia to his assistant"
running - the act of administering or being in charge of something; "he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
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