Agent vs. Agency

Agent vs. Agency — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Agent and Agency

Agentnoun

One who exerts power, or has the power to act

Agencynoun

The capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power; action or activity; operation.

Agentnoun

One who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal), by authority from him/her; someone entrusted to do the business of another

Agencynoun

An individual or object through which power is exerted or an end is achieved: instrumentality, means.

Agentnoun

A person who looks for work for another person

Agencynoun

The office or function of an agent; also, the relationship between a principal and that person's agent.

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Agentnoun

Someone who works for an intelligence agency

Agencynoun

An establishment engaged in doing business for another; also, the place of business or the district of such an agency.

Agentnoun

An active power or cause or substance; something which has the power to produce an effect

Agencynoun

A department or other administrative unit of a government; also, the office or headquarters of, or the district administered by such unit of government.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistryCentral Intelligence Agency

Agentnoun

(computing) In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of autonomous process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.

Agencynoun

an administrative unit of government;

the Central Intelligence Agencythe Census BureauOffice of Management and BudgetTennessee Valley Authority
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Agentnoun

(grammar) The participant of a situation that carries out the action in this situation, e.g. "the boy" in the sentences "The boy kicked the ball" and "The ball was kicked by the boy".

Agencynoun

a business that serves other businesses

Agentnoun

an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect;

their research uncovered new disease agents

Agencynoun

the state of being in action or exerting power;

the agency of providenceshe has free agency

Agentnoun

a substance that exerts some force or effect

Agencynoun

the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent

Agentnoun

a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

Agencynoun

how a result is obtained or an end is achieved;

a means of controlan example is the best agency of instructionthe true way to success

Agentnoun

a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

Agentnoun

any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

Agentnoun

the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the hapening denoted by the verb in the clause