Meaning of AGENT in English
opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.
2. agent ·noun one who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
3. agent ·noun one who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
4. 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.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012