Agency

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Agency Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"
  • a business that serves other businesses
  • an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
  • the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
  • the state of being in action or exerting power; "the agency of providence"; "she has free agency"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority" ,
  • a business that serves other businesses ,
  • the state of being in action or exerting power; "the agency of providence"; "she has free agency" ,
  • the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent ,
  • how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"

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Agency Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An agency is an organization which acts on behalf of others. There are commercial agencies, and government agencies. Actors, models, authors, sportspeople all have agents or agencies.

A bureau is agency within an agency. For example:



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* Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. - Alexander Hamilton


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