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a·gen·cy

agency

 
 
pronunciation:
eI jn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: agencies
definition 1: a company or organization that does business in support of other companies or people.
There is a large job agency that supplies workers for several companies in the area.The job agency also helps people find work.
synonyms:
business, company, corporation, firm, institution, organization
similar words:
bureau, concern, house
definition 2: an agent's place of business.
Our insurance agent works at this agency.
synonyms:
office
similar words:
house
definition 3: a government department that manages laws and rules.
The hospital has to follow the rules set up by the national health agency.
synonyms:
bureau, department
similar words:
institution, organization
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