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Meaning of AGENT

Pronunciation:  'eyjunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the hapening denoted by the verb in the clause
  2. [n]  an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
  3. [n]  a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
  4. [n]  a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
  5. [n]  any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
  6. [n]  a substance that exerts some force or effect

AGENT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: agentive role, broker, factor, federal agent
 See Also: alkaliser, alkalizer, antacid, antiacid, antiflatulent, antifungal, antifungal agent, antimicrobial, antimicrobic, antimycotic, antimycotic agent, auctioneer, bacteriostat, bailee, blanching agent, bleach, bleaching agent, blocker, blocking agent, booker, booking agent, bourgeois, brokerage, brokerage firm, business agent, businessperson, causal agency, causal agency, causal agent, causal agent, cause, cause, chemical agent, coagulant, coagulator, coolant, deputy, diluent, dilutant, disinfectant, drug, eliminator, emmenagogue, employment agent, enlivener, estate agent, Fed, Federal, federal official, freight agent, functionary, fungicide, galactagogue, gastric antacid, general agent, germicide, government agent, handler, house agent, hypnagogue, hypoglycaemic agent, hypoglycemic agent, impairer, Indian agent, inducer, insurance agent, insurance broker, intelligence agent, intelligence officer, investment banker, invigorator, lactifuge, lactogen, land agent, literary agent, mill agent, mitogen, mutagen, next friend, official, operative, parliamentary agent, participant role, placeholder, precipitant, procurator, proxy, purchasing agent, quickener, real estate agent, real estate broker, realtor, relaxer, representative, represser, repressor, retardant, retardation, retardent, satisfier, secret agent, securities firm, semantic role, ship broker, shipping agent, shopper, shortener, solvating agent, special agent, stockbroker, stressor, surrogate, syndic, talent agent, teratogen, thinner, transmitter, travel agent, trustbuster, underwriter, universal agent, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor, vector, vermicide, viricide, virucide, weakener, whitener



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A"gent\, a. [L. agens, agentis, p. pr. of agere to act;
    akin to Gr. ? to lead, Icel. aka to drive, Skr. aj. [root]2.]
    Acting; -- opposed to {patient}, or sustaining, action.
    [Archaic] ``The body agent.'' --Bacon.
  2. \A"gent\, n.
    1. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
             Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
Computing Dictionary

In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase "intelligent agent" it implies some kind of automatic process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.

Thesaurus Terms
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