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 for admin
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  system administration
  admin
  sysadmin
  system administrator
  
      Activities performed by a system administrator (or
     "admin", "sysadmin", "site admin") such as monitoring security
     configuration, managing allocation of user names and
     passwords, monitoring disk space and other resource use,
     performing backups, and setting up new hardware and
     software.
  
     system administrators often also help users, though in a large
     organisation this may be a separate job.
  
     Compare postmaster, sysop, system management, systems
     programmer.
  
     [Other tasks?]
  
     (1999-05-02)
  

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