Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun agency

5 senses of agency

Sense 1
agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority -- (an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority")
       => administrative unit, administrative body -- (a unit with administrative responsibilities)

Sense 2
agency -- (a business that serves other businesses)
       => business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation -- (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")

Sense 3
agency -- (the state of being in action or exerting power; "the agency of providence"; "she has free agency")
       => action, activity, activeness -- (the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action")

Sense 4
representation, delegacy, agency -- (the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent)
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 5
means, agency, way -- (how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success")
       => implementation, effectuation -- (the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect)

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