What does Agency mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Agency:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority(noun)

    an administrative unit of government

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

  2. agency(noun)

    a business that serves other businesses

  3. agency(noun)

    the state of being in action or exerting power

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

  4. representation, delegacy, agency(noun)

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

  5. means, agency, way(noun)

    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. agency(n.)

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

  2. agency(n.)

    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).

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

Wiktionary

  1. agency(Noun)

    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.

  2. agency(Noun)

    agent

  3. agency(Noun)

    The office of an agent, or factor.

  4. agency(Noun)

    The relation between a principal and his agent.

  5. agency(Noun)

    Business of one entrusted with the concerns of another.

  6. agency(Noun)

    The place of business of an agent.

  7. agency(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agency(noun)

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

  2. Agency(noun)

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

  3. Agency(noun)

    the place of business of am agent

  4. Origin: [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

    An organization or business that provides goods or services.

    The recruitment agency provided an excellent local and regional service.

British National Corpus

  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

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



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