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Definition of "agent" []

  • One that acts or has the power or authority to act. (noun)
  • One empowered to act for or represent another: an author's agent; an insurance agent. (noun)
  • A means by which something is done or caused; instrument. (noun)
  • A force or substance that causes a change: a chemical agent; an infectious agent. (noun)
  • A representative or official of a government or administrative department of a government: an FBI agent. (noun)
  • A person who acts on behalf of another person, group, business, government, etc; representative (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person or thing that acts or has the power to act (noun)
  • A phenomenon, substance, or organism that exerts some force or effect (noun)
  • The means by which something occurs or is achieved; instrument (noun)
  • A person representing a business concern, esp a travelling salesman (noun)

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Use "agent" in a sentence
  • "An individual human agent is simply the repository of the roles and values of the institutions in which the ˜agent™ lives his or her life."
  • "As no _action_ can be produced without some agent or moving cause, it follows, that every active verb must have some _actor_ or _agent_."
  • "AxAgent agent, string characterLocation) {_agent = agent; _agent."