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Definition of 'agency'

Noun

  1. an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
       Synonyms: federal agency government agency bureau office authority
  2. a business that serves other businesses
  3. the state of being in action or exerting power; "the agency of providence"; "she has free agency"
  4. the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
       Synonyms: representation delegacy
  5. 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"
       Synonyms: means way


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