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I hate to say that my mother was 'just a housewife', because in addition to that she has had lots of part-time secretarial jobs in factories and hospitals, always working really hard for our family.
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Meaning of "secretarial" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SECRETARIAL

secretarial  [ˌsɛkrəˈtɛərɪəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SECRETARIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Secretarial is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SECRETARIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

secretarial

Secretary

A secretary, personal assistant, or administrative assistant is a person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills. These functions may be entirely carried out to assist one other employee or may be for the benefit of more than one. In other situations a secretary is an officer of a society or organization who deals with correspondence, admits new members, and organizes official meetings and events. A secretary has many administrative duties. Traditionally, these duties were mostly related to correspondence, such as the typing out of letters, maintaining files of paper documents, etc. The advent of word processing has significantly reduced the time that such duties require, with the result that many new tasks have come under the purview of the secretary. These might include managing budgets and doing bookkeeping, maintaining websites, and making travel arrangements. Secretaries might manage all the administrative details of running a high-level conference or arrange the catering for a typical lunch meeting.

Definition of secretarial in the English dictionary

The definition of secretarial in the dictionary is of or relating to a secretary.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SECRETARIAL


adversarial
ˌædvɜːˈsɛərɪəl
aerial
ˈɛərɪəl
antimalarial
ˌæntɪməˈlɛərɪəl
ariel
ˈɛərɪəl
calvarial
kælˈvɛərɪəl
commentarial
ˌkɒmənˈtɛərɪəl
conarial
kəʊˈnɛərɪəl
diarial
daɪˈɛərɪəl
estuarial
ˌɛstjʊˈɛərɪəl
filarial
fɪˈlɛərɪəl
malarial
məˈlɛərɪəl
narial
ˈnɛərɪəl
nectarial
nɛkˈtɛərɪəl
ovarial
əʊˈvɛərɪəl
protonotarial
prəʊˌtəʊnəˈtɛərɪəl
sectarial
sɛkˈtɛərɪəl
seminarial
sɛmɪˈnɛərɪəl
subaerial
sʌbˈɛərɪəl
urticarial
ˌɜːtɪˈkɛərɪəl
vicarial
vɪˈkɛərɪəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SECRETARIAL

secret weapon
secreta
secretage
secretagogic
secretagogue
secretaire
secretarial agency
secretarial college
secretariat
secretariate
secretaries
secretaries-general
secretary
secretary bird
secretary of state
Secretary of State for Education and Employment
Secretary of State for Scotland
secretary to the board
secretary-general
secretaryship

WORDS THAT END LIKE SECRETARIAL

actuarial
aquarial
bursarial
cercarial
commissarial
editorial
garial
gharial
glossarial
herbarial
metacercarial
microfilarial
miliarial
notarial
parial
polyzoarial
prothonotarial
puparial
sacrarial
Squarial
zoarial

Synonyms and antonyms of secretarial in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «secretarial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SECRETARIAL

Find out the translation of secretarial to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of secretarial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «secretarial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

秘书的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de secretario
570 millions of speakers

English

secretarial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सचिवीय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السكرتارية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

секретарские
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

secretarial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাচিবিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de secrétariat
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesetiausahaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sekretariats-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

秘書の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비서의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sekretaris
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thư ký
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செயலக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सचिवालय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sekreterlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di segreteria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sekretariat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

секретарські
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

secretariat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραμματειακή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sekretariële
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sekreterar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sekretær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of secretarial

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRETARIAL»

The term «secretarial» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.922 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRETARIAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about secretarial

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6 QUOTES WITH «SECRETARIAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word secretarial.
1
Jane Goodall
As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We didn't have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother laughed at it. When I left school, there was no money for me to go to university, so I went to secretarial college and got a job.
2
Kay Granger
I reached a time in college when I didn't know what I wanted to do. At that time, women's careers were essentially nursing, secretarial and teaching. My mother advised me to get my teacher's certificate.
3
Donna Leon
My father read 'The New York Times,' my mother did secretarial work, we had a dog, we had a garden, I had a brother.
4
Kelly Reilly
I hate to say that my mother was 'just a housewife', because in addition to that she has had lots of part-time secretarial jobs in factories and hospitals, always working really hard for our family.
5
Said Sayrafiezadeh
The difference between our family and other poor families was that my mother actively chose to be poor. She was highly literate, and she had a college degree, but after my father left, she took the first secretarial job she could find and never looked for other employment again.
6
George Weinberg
My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated, a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit of a healthy push from my mother, a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course and got a secretarial job as fast as she could.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SECRETARIAL»

Discover the use of secretarial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to secretarial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A Best ...
Comprehensive and accessible, it will help you to maintain a professional image and achieve resounding success. To access all additional resources for this book, visit http://www.koganpage.com/resources/pash
Sue France, 2009
2
Secretarial Practice, 18E
, Have Been Appended To The Relevant Text. The Book Has All The Essential Features Of A Good Textbook: Precision, Comprehensiveness, Clarity And Utility.
M C Kuchhal, 2009
3
Merriam-Webster's secretarial handbook
Provides information about such topics as office correspondence, record keeping, business English, and making travel arrangements
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1993
4
Webster's Secretarial Handbook
As well as the usual coverage on such topics as letter writing and bookkeeping, this manual also has a section on word processing.
Anna L. Eckersley-Johnson, 1983
5
Webster's New World Secretarial Handbook
Presents current information on new office technologies needed by the professional secretary.
‎1989
6
Secretarial Duties
Secretarial Duties is a comprehensive, combined textbook and workbook for Secretaries and those employed in a similar capacity in administration.
John Harrison, 1996
7
Secretarial practice made simple
Gathers practical information about telephone manner, reception duties, correspondence, reservations, express services, dictation, appointments, reports, financial statements, meetings, and filing
Betty Hutchinson, Carol Milano, 1991
8
Common Secretarial Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Here is a practical, easy-to-use, all encompassing desk guide for both the beginning secretary and the office veteran. It shows you what to do--and what not to do--for peak performance as a secretary.
Prentice-Hall, inc, 1963
9
How to Start a Home-Based Secretarial Services Business
Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This guide contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to successfully launch and grow your business.
Jan Melnik, 1999
10
Company Law and Secretarial Practice
The book is an introductory text on company law with secretarial duties and functions interspersed over the text.
ND Kapoor, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SECRETARIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term secretarial is used in the context of the following news items.
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New secretarial norms to beef up practices
The new secretarial standards, issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), approved by the Central Government and notified in its gazette, ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
India first to make secretarial audit imperative for some companies
The recently issued secretarial standards also makes it companies to send a seven day notice for board meetings to ensure there are no last minute changes in ... «Businessinsider India, Jun 15»
3
New secretarial standards to boost investor confidence: Atul …
Recently, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) issued two new secretarial standards, to be applicable from July 1 this year. While one does away ... «Business Standard, Jun 15»
4
Nostalgia: Secretarial colleges trained chicks shorthand
Secretarial colleges will gradually go the way of the Dodo. But back in the day, cute lasses who didn't make the cut for tough courses thronged secretarial ... «SDE Entertainment News, Jun 15»
5
Defer, rethink new secretarial standards
The new secretarial standards, which kick in for all companies save one-person companies from July 1, are misguided, vastly increase the compliance burden ... «Economic Times, Jun 15»
6
More secretarial standards on the anvil to boost governance levels
The Company Secretaries Institute would in the coming days issue several more Secretarial Standards as part of its efforts to raise "governance" levels in Indian ... «Hindu Business Line, Jun 15»
7
Supreme Court gets first Registrar General for better secretarial
Supreme Court's Registrar Syed Aminul Islam has been appointed first Registrar General to Bangladesh's top court to speed up secretarial activities. «Bangladesh News 24 hours, Jun 15»
8
NASA Taps Exceed Resources for Admin, Secretarial Support at …
Exceed Resources has received a $73 million performance-based, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from NASA for administrative and secretarial ... «ExecutiveBiz, Jun 15»
9
Secretarial standards: India Inc sees bumpy road ahead
The new secretarial standards have not gone well with India Inc, which sees them as adding to the cost of compliance and even militating against the concept of ... «Hindu Business Line, Jun 15»
10
New secretarial standards for corporates
The new Secretarial Standards, recently specified by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), on board of directors meetings and general meetings of ... «The Hindu, May 15»

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