agency

n. (pl. -ies)
1 a the business or establishment of an agent (employment agency). b the function of an agent.
2 a active operation; action (free agency). b intervening action (fertilized by the agency of insects). c action personified (an invisible agency).
3 a specialized department of the United Nations.
Etymology: med.L agentia f. L agere do

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  • Agency — may refer to any of the following:*Agency (country subdivision) *Agency (law), the status of a person who acts for another person. *Agency (Mormonism) *Agency (philosophy), the capacity to make choices *Employment agency, a business that serves… …   Wikipedia

  • Agency — Agency, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 324 Housing Units (2000): 90 Land area (2000): 8.577370 sq. miles (22.215286 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007082 sq. miles (0.018342 sq. km) Total area (2000): 8.584452 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Agency, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 622 Housing Units (2000): 286 Land area (2000): 0.578829 sq. miles (1.499159 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.578829 sq. miles (1.499159 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Agency, MO — U.S. village in Missouri Population (2000): 599 Housing Units (2000): 222 Land area (2000): 1.936828 sq. miles (5.016361 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.936828 sq. miles (5.016361 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Agency, MT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 324 Housing Units (2000): 90 Land area (2000): 8.577370 sq. miles (22.215286 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007082 sq. miles (0.018342 sq. km) Total area (2000): 8.584452 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • agency — a gen*cy ([=a] jen*s[y^]), n.; pl. {Agencies} ([=a] jen*s[i^]z). [agentia, fr. L. agens, agentis: cf. F. agence. See {Agent}.] 1. The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agency — [n1] organization, often businessrelated bureau, company, department, firm, office; concepts 325,381,441 agency [n2] power, instrumentality action, activity, auspices, channel, efficiency, force, influence, instrument, instrumentality,… …   New thesaurus

  • agency — (n.) 1650s, active operation, from M.L. agentia, noun of state from L. agentem (nom. agens) effective, powerful, prp. of agere (see ACT (Cf. act) (n.)). Meaning establishment where business is done for another first recorded 1861 …   Etymology dictionary

  • agency — *mean, agent, instrumentality, instrument, medium, vehicle, channel, organ Analogous words: *cause, determinant, antecedent: operation, action, working (see corresponding verbs at ACT): activity (see corresponding adjective ACTIVE): machinery,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • agency — ► NOUN 1) an organization providing a particular service. 2) a government office or department providing a specific service. 3) action or intervention to produce a particular result …   English terms dictionary


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