Associations to the word «Agent»

Pictures for the word «Agent»


AGENT, noun. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
AGENT, noun. One who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal), by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
AGENT, noun. 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.
AGENT, noun. (computing) 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 autonomous process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.
AGENT, noun. (grammar) The participant of a situation that carries out the action in this situation, e.g. "the boy" in the sentences "The boy kicked the ball" and "The ball was kicked by the boy".
AGENT GENERAL, noun. (now rare) Someone acting as the representative of an organisation, country etc. [from 17th c.]
AGENT GENERAL, noun. Specifically, the representative of a British colony (or, later, of a Canadian province or Australian state) in London or another foreign city. [from 19th c.]
AGENT NOUN, noun. (grammar) A noun that denotes an agent that performs the action denoted by the verb from which the noun is derived, such as "rider" derived from "to ride", or "cutter" derived from "to cut".
AGENT NOUNS, noun. Plural of agent noun
AGENT ORANGE, proper noun. A potent herbicide and defoliant used by US forces in the Vietnam War.
AGENT PARTICIPLE, noun. (grammar) A verb form in some (e.g. Finno-Ugric) languages that allows the property of something being a target of an action to be formatted as an adjective-like attribute.
AGENT PARTICIPLES, noun. Plural of agent participle
AGENT PROVOCATEUR, noun. A person who secretly disrupts a group's activities from within the group; an instigator, troublemaker.

Dictionary definition

AGENT, noun. An active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents".
AGENT, noun. A representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations.
AGENT, noun. A substance that exerts some force or effect.
AGENT, noun. A businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission.
AGENT, noun. Any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau.
AGENT, noun. The semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause.

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