agency

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /ˈeː.ʤən.si/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: agen‧cy

Noun[change]

Singular
agency

Plural
agencies

  1. (countable) An agency is a group of people called agents working together, or a place where agents work.
    1. An agency is a company (business) which usually represents other people. The people at the agency work as agents to represent (stand for) their customers.
      Our agency works to help people find jobs in music.
    2. Agency is a company that does something specific.
      Our ad agency has made advertisements for many important businesses.
    3. An agency is a certain part of a government.
      He works for the real CIA, the actual Central Intelligence Agency.
  2. (uncountable), (old, no longer used) Agency is the ability to do something.

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