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Noun: agent  ey-junt
  1. An active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    "their research uncovered new disease agents"
  2. A representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
  3. A substance that exerts some force or effect
  4. A businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
    - factor, broker
  5. Any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
    - federal agent
  6. The semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
    - agentive role

Derived forms: agents

Type of: bourgeois, businessperson, causal agency, causal agent, cause, functionary, official, participant role, representative, semantic role, substance

Part of: brokerage, brokerage firm, securities firm

Encyclopedia: Agent