Definitions for Agentˈeɪ dʒənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agent(noun)

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

    "their research uncovered new disease agents"

  2. agent(noun)

    a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

  3. agent(noun)

    a substance that exerts some force or effect

  4. agent, factor, broker(noun)

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

  5. agent, federal agent(noun)

    any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

  6. agentive role, agent(noun)

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

GCIDE

  1. Agent(n.)

    (Biochem., Med.) a chemical substance having biological effects; a drug.

Wiktionary

  1. agent(Noun)

    One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.

  2. agent(Noun)

    One who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal), by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.

  3. agent(Noun)

    An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.

  4. agent(Noun)

    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 u201Cintelligent agentu201D 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.

  5. agent(Noun)

    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".

  6. Origin: From agens, present participle of ago

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agent(adj)

    acting; -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action

  2. Agent(noun)

    one who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor

  3. Agent(noun)

    one who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor

  4. Agent(noun)

    an active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent

  5. Origin: [L. agens, agentis, p. pr. of agere to act; akin to Gr. to lead, Icel. aka to drive, Skr. aj. 2.]

Freebase

  1. Agent

    In linguistics, a grammatical agent is the cause or initiator of an event. Agent may also be the name of the thematic role. The word comes from the present participle agens, agentis of the Latin verb agere, to "do" or "make".

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. agent

    In intelligence usage, one who is authorized or instructed to obtain or to assist in obtaining information for intelligence or counterintelligence purposes.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2379

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3013

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agent' in Nouns Frequency: #590


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