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Agent - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Agent' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Agent [ a.]
- Acting; -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.
2 . Agent [ n.]
- One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
- 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.
- 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.

Meaning of 'Agent' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . agent [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
Example in sentence:
  • their research uncovered new disease agents