Agency - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a business or organization that provides a particular service, especially the mediation of transactions between two parties
- the state of being in action or exerting power
the agency of providence
she has free agency
- thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end (syn: means, way)
an example is the best agency of instruction
the federal agency in charge of printing money
...the federal agency charged with enforcing laws and regulations regarding the use of firearms...
An invisible agency arrested his progress.
a UN agency responsible for helping refugees
European Research Coordination Agency
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Development Agency
Central Intelligence Agency
In the 20th century science becomes an agency of destruction.
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Defense Supply Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
European Space Agency
Federal Work Agency
Foreign Investment Review Agency