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Definition 1: thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end - [noun denoting act]

Samples where agency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a means of control
  • an example is the best agency of instruction
  • the true way to success

Synonyms for agency in the sense of this definition

(agency is a kind of ...) the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect

(... is a kind of agency ) a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated

"the voice of the law" "the Times is not the voice of New York" "conservatism has many voices"

(... is a kind of agency ) a means of enforcement

"the treaty had no teeth in it"

(... is a kind of agency ) a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness

"tourism was their economic salvation" "they turned to individualism as their salvation"

(... is a kind of agency ) any very successful means of achieving a result

(... is a kind of agency ) desperate actions taken as a means to an end

"he had to resort to desperate measures"

(... is a kind of agency ) a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one

(... is a kind of agency ) any means of advancement

"the job was just a stepping stone on his way to fame and riches"

(... is a kind of agency ) a way or means to achieve something

"the road to fame"

(... is a kind of agency ) the means whereby some act is accomplished

"my greed was the instrument of my destruction" "science has given us new tools to fight disease"

(... is a kind of agency ) a rapid means of achieving a goal

"they saw independence as the fast track to democracy" "he took a fast track to the top of the corporate ladder" "the company went off the fast track when the stock market dropped"

(... is a kind of agency ) a means or way of escaping

"hard work was his escape from worry" "they installed a second hatch as an escape" "their escape route"

(... is a kind of agency ) interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'

(... is a kind of agency ) a means of flight or ascent

"necessity lends wings to inspiration"

Definition 2: an administrative unit of government - [noun denoting group]

Samples where agency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Central Intelligence Agency
  • the Census Bureau
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

Synonyms for agency in the sense of this definition

(agency is a kind of ...) a unit with administrative responsibilities

(... is a kind of agency ) an administrative unit of local government

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency focused on ensuring that the United States military attains information superiority; operates worldwide ground sites and an array of airborne reconnaissance and surveillance platforms

(... is a kind of agency ) the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency of the United States Marine Corps that provides responsive and broad intelligence support for the worldwide Marine Corps organization

(... is a kind of agency ) the military intelligence agency that provides for the intelligence and counterintelligence and investigative and security requirements of the United States Navy

(... is a kind of agency ) the agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for submarine and undersea warfare systems

(... is a kind of agency ) the agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for all aspects of surface warfare

(... is a kind of agency ) the agency that provides units to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare

(... is a kind of agency ) the principal agency of the United States Navy for research and development for air warfare and missile weapon systems

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce

(... is a kind of agency ) the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces

(... is a kind of agency ) an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation

(... is a kind of agency ) the bureau of the Treasury Department responsible for tax collections

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology

(... is a kind of agency ) a logistics combat support agency in the Department of Defense; provides worldwide support for military missions

(... is a kind of agency ) the federal agency in the Department of Housing and Urban Development that insures residential mortgages

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency in the Department of Defense that is a national center for research on all aspects of injury control and casualty care

(... is a kind of agency ) a combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security

(... is a kind of agency ) a combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President and the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency in the Department of Defense that is responsible for making ballistic missile defense a reality

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency of the United States Army responsible for providing timely and relevant and accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level commanders

(... is a kind of agency ) the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare

(... is a kind of agency ) the agency that administers the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard; provides liaison between the Army and the Air Force and various National Guard units

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government

(... is a kind of agency ) the government bureau in the Department of Commerce that keeps a record of patents and trademarks and grants new ones

(... is a kind of agency ) a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function

"The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department"

(... is a kind of agency ) a government agency in the Department of Labor to maintain a safe and healthy work environment

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws

(... is a kind of agency ) the agency in the Department of Defense that provides scientific and technical information to federal agencies and their contractors

(... is a kind of agency ) the organization in the Defense Logistics Agency that inventories and evaluates and sells reusable United States government surplus

(... is a kind of agency ) the agency of the Treasury Department that produces currency

(... is a kind of agency ) the agency of the Treasury Department that enforces import tariffs

(... is a kind of agency ) a defense laboratory that provides essential services in fundamental science for national security and environmental protection and provides technologies that contribute to industrial competitiveness

(... is a kind of agency ) the central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense; responsible for developing new surveillance technologies since 9/11

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency in the Technology Administration that makes measurements and sets standards as needed by industry or government programs

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency in the Department of Commerce that works with United States industries to promote competitiveness and maximize the impact of technology on economic growth

(... is a kind of agency ) the federal agency in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that is responsible for weather forecast and preparation of weather maps

(... is a kind of agency ) the part of NOAA that maintains the world's largest active archive of weather data

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment; provides weather reports and forecasts floods and hurricanes and other natural disasters related to weather

(... is a kind of agency ) the bureau of the Commerce Department responsible for taking the census; provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency that serves as the focal point for all Intelligence Community activities related to nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency that helps the Director of Central Intelligence coordinate counterterrorist efforts in order to preempt and disrupt and defeat terrorist activities at the earliest possible stage

(... is a kind of agency ) a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)

(... is a kind of agency ) a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency of the executive branch of government

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency that collects political and economic and technical information about energy matters and makes the Department of Energy's technical and analytical expertise available to other members of the Intelligence Community

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General; includes agencies whose mission is to improve the public health

(... is a kind of agency ) the agency of the Treasury Department responsible for controlling the currency

(... is a kind of agency ) agency that oversees the intelligence relationships of the Treasury's offices and bureaus and provides a link between the Intelligence Community and officials responsible for international economic policy

(... is a kind of agency ) the federal agency in the Treasury Department that manages the government's disbursement and collection systems and provides central accounting and financial reporting

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency of the Interior Department responsible for the national parks

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats; assesses the environmental impact of pesticides and nuclear power site and hydroelectric dams and thermal pollution

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency that is the primary source in the State Department for interpretive analyses of global developments and focal point for policy issues and activities of the Intelligence Community

(... is a kind of agency ) the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world

(... is a kind of agency ) the bureau in the State Department that is responsible for the security of diplomats and embassies overseas

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government

(... is a kind of agency ) the bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse

(... is a kind of agency ) the agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency in the Department of Justice that enforces laws and regulations for the admission of foreign-born persons to the United States

(... is a kind of agency ) the mobile law enforcement arm of the Immigration and Naturalization Service that detects and prevents illegal entry of aliens into the United States

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency in the Technology Administration that is a primary resource for government-funded scientific and technical and engineering and business related information

(... is an instance of agency) a United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces

(... is an instance of agency) a defense laboratory of the Criminal Investigation Command; the United States Army's primary forensic laboratory in support of criminal intelligence

(... is an instance of agency) the United States Navy's defense laboratory that conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines

(... is an instance of agency) a United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications; a partnership of government and university and industry

Definition 3: a business or organization that provides a particular service, especially the mediation of transactions between two parties - [noun denoting group]

(agency is a kind of ...) a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

"he bought his brother's business" "a small mom-and-pop business" "a racially integrated business concern"

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency that arranges personal travel

(... is a kind of agency ) a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency to collects news reports for newspapers and distributes it electronically

(... is a kind of agency ) an organization that provides businesses with credit ratings of other firms

"Dun & Bradstreet is the largest mercantile agency in the United States"

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency that finds people to fill particular jobs or finds jobs for unemployed people

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency that makes inquiries for its clients

(... is a kind of agency ) a private firm that maintains consumer credit data files and provides credit information to authorized users for a fee

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency that designs advertisement to call public attention to its clients

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency (usually a bank) that is appointed by a corporation to keep records of its stock and bond owners and to resolve problems about certificates

Definition 4: the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for agency in the sense of this definition

(agency is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of agency ) (sports) the state of a professional athlete who is free to negotiate a contract to play for any team

(... is a kind of agency ) personal representation that has legal status

"an person who has been declared incompetent should have legal representation"

(... is a kind of agency ) a harmful or corrupting agency

"bigotry is a virus that must not be allowed to spread" "the virus of jealousy is latent in everyone"

Definition 5: the state of being in action or exerting power - [noun denoting state]

Samples where agency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the agency of providence
  • she has free agency

(agency is a kind of ...) the state of being active

"his sphere of activity" "he is out of action"

(... is a kind of agency ) an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator

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