What does Agency mean?

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ˈeɪ dʒən siAgen·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authoritynoun

    an administrative unit of government

    "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

  2. agencynoun

    a business that serves other businesses

  3. agencynoun

    the state of being in action or exerting power

    "the agency of providence"; "she has free agency"

  4. representation, delegacy, agencynoun

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

  5. means, agency, waynoun

    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"

GCIDE

  1. agencynoun

    An organization or business that provides some service, primarily for other organizations; as, an advertising agency.

    Etymology: [agentia, fr. L. agens, agentis: cf. F. agence. See Agent.]

  2. agencynoun

    An administrative division of a government; as, a state welfare agency; a motor vehicle agency; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    Etymology: [agentia, fr. L. agens, agentis: cf. F. agence. See Agent.]

Wiktionary

  1. agencynoun

    The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.

    The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. --Woodward.

    Etymology: From agentia, from agens (present participle of agere), agentis (cognate with French agence, see also agent).

  2. agencynoun

    agent

    Etymology: From agentia, from agens (present participle of agere), agentis (cognate with French agence, see also agent).

  3. agencynoun

    The office of an agent, or factor.

    Etymology: From agentia, from agens (present participle of agere), agentis (cognate with French agence, see also agent).

  4. agencynoun

    The relation between a principal and his agent.

    Etymology: From agentia, from agens (present participle of agere), agentis (cognate with French agence, see also agent).

  5. agencynoun

    Business of one entrusted with the concerns of another.

    Etymology: From agentia, from agens (present participle of agere), agentis (cognate with French agence, see also agent).

  6. agencynoun

    The place of business of an agent.

    Etymology: From agentia, from agens (present participle of agere), agentis (cognate with French agence, see also agent).

  7. agencynoun

    A bond issued by a US government-backed entity, such as Fannie Mae.

    Etymology: From agentia, from agens (present participle of agere), agentis (cognate with French agence, see also agent).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agencynoun

    the faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality

    Etymology: [agentia, fr. L. agens, agentis: cf. F. agence. See Agent.]

  2. Agencynoun

    the office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one intrusted with the concerns of another

    Etymology: [agentia, fr. L. agens, agentis: cf. F. agence. See Agent.]

  3. Agencynoun

    the place of business of am agent

    Etymology: [agentia, fr. L. agens, agentis: cf. F. agence. See Agent.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. agency

    In intelligence usage, an organization or individual engaged in collecting and/or processing information. Also called collection agency. See also agent; intelligence process; source.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. agency

    Payment pro operâ et labore, fixed by the prize act at five per cent. as a fair average, but it gives nothing where the property is restored; in such cases it is usual for the agent to charge a gross sum.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. agency

    A certain proportion of money which is ordered to be subtracted from the pay and allowances of the British army, for transacting the business of the several regiments comprising it.

Editors Contribution

  1. agency

    A form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government governmental organization created for a specific purpose with accurate and specific budgets, goals, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategy, structures, systems, vision, treaties, eligibility criteria, employees, expenditure, funding, guidelines, income, IT systems, liquidity, management, policy, resources and technology. This organization employs a moderate amount of employees.

    The unity government agency works efficiently and effectively as an intelligent organization.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  
  2. agency

    An organization or business that provides goods or services.

    The recruitment agency provided an excellent local and regional service.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 27, 2019  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agency' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1748

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agency' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2444

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agency' in Nouns Frequency: #473

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Agency in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Agency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Agency in a Sentence

  1. Steve Bowen:

    Steve Bowen, director and meteorologist at Aons impact forecasting team, said in a news release. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS OF 2019 : HERE ARE THE BIGGEST MOMENTS, FROM POLAR VORTEX TO HURRICANE DORIAN The area that was worst hit in the last decade was the Asia-Pacific region, which accounted for 44 percent of the total amount of economic losses, according to the report. In 2019 one of the greatest disasters was when Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan in October, causing 99 deaths and $ 15 billion in economic losses. ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellites - Public Affairs) In 2019, one of the greatest disasters was when Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan in October, causing 99 deaths and $ 15 billion in economic losses. In its report, Aon said intense weather events, bigger populations in the path of disasters and greater supply chain disruption in a globalized economy contributed to the sharp rise in overall economic damage. The runway at Offutt Air Force Base can be seen covered by floodwaters from the Missouri River during flooding in 2019. ( 55th Wing Commander/Facebook) The costliest individual disaster in 2019 was inland flooding, which created losses of $ 82 billion, while tropical cyclones caused economic losses globally around $ 68 billion. In the U.S., floodingspawned by the bomb cyclonein the Midwest caused economic losses of over $ 20 billion, the report noted. 10 DEADLIEST US TORNADOES ON RECORD According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2019 was the second-hottest year in the agencys 140-year climate record, just behind 2016. The agency also noted that the worlds five warmest years have all occurred since 2015, with nine of the 10 warmest years occurring since 2005. Scientific research indicates that climate change will continue to affect all types of weather phenomena and subsequently impact increasingly urbanized areas.

  2. Adam Andrzejewski:

    Everyone is under the impression that the EPA is spending money to ‘clean the environment.’ But, it turns out EPA is running a $160 million PR Machine, $715 million police agency, a near $1 billion employment agency for seniors, and a $1.2 billion in-house law firm, the EPA wasting $160 million on public relations dwarfs our recent exposure of their high-end furniture purchases ($92 million).

  3. Nicholas Woodfield:

    If she's a present employee Environmental Protection Agency has to make her available. But if she's not a present employee, she can just say,' I don't want to attend,' and they would have to subpoena her.

  4. Read MoreHe:

    The FBI is the best investigative agency that we have in this country, and I think that members that are espousing, as well as members of the media, that are espousing those remarks are disgusting.

  5. Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt:

    Congress is saying 'give it to the SEC' because they know the SEC is so politically divided that (the agency) can't get to the issue until 2016.

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