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agency - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'agency' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Agency [ n.]
- The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.
- The office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one intrusted with the concerns of another.
- The place of business of am agent.

Meaning of 'agency' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . agency [ n]
Meaning (1):
- thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end
Example in sentence:
  • a means of control;
  • an example is the best agency of instruction;
  • the true way to success
Meaning (2):
- an administrative unit of government
Example in sentence:
  • Office of Management and Budget;
  • Tennessee Valley Authority;
  • the Census Bureau;
  • the Central Intelligence Agency
Meaning (3):
- the state of being in action or exerting power
Example in sentence:
  • she has free agency;
  • the agency of providence