Meaning of AGENT in English

AGENT

transcription, транскрипция: [ eɪdʒənt ]

( agents)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

An agent is a person who looks after someone else’s business affairs or does business on their behalf. ( BUSINESS )

You are buying direct, rather than through an agent.

= representative, rep

N-COUNT

see also estate agent , press agent , travel agent

2.

An agent in the arts world is a person who gets work for an actor or musician, or who sells the work of a writer to publishers.

N-COUNT

3.

An agent is a person who works for a country’s secret service.

All these years he’s been an agent for the East.

N-COUNT

4.

A chemical that has a particular effect or is used for a particular purpose can be referred to as a particular kind of agent .

...the bleaching agent in white flour.

N-COUNT : supp N

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