= A =
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 Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.