Agent

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Agent Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the hapening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
  • a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
  • a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
  • any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
  • a substance that exerts some force or effect

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents" ,
  • a substance that exerts some force or effect ,
  • a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations ,
  • a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission ,
  • any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau ,
  • the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

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Agent Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An agent is a person who acts on behalf of another person, or a representative of an agency.

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'Agent' example sentence in quotations


* I send no agent or medium, offer no representative of value, - Walt Whitman

* He is a teenager, after all-a strange agent with holes in his jeans, studs in his ear, a tail down his neck, a cap on his head (backward). - Ellen Karsh


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