Hacker's Dictionary: admin

:admin: /ad-min'/ /n./  Short for `administrator'; very
   commonly used in speech or on-line to refer to the systems person
   in charge on a computer.  Common constructions on this include
   `sysadmin' and `site admin' (emphasizing the administrator's
   role as a site contact for email and news) or `newsadmin'
   (focusing specifically on news).  Compare {postmaster},
   {sysop}, {system mangler}.

                          --- The Hacker's Dictionary
                              Version  3.3.2,  20 March 1996

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