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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. An agency helps people do things that are difficult or complicated to do just by themselves.
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 works on special projects, provides specific services to the government, or makes sure laws and rules are obeyed.
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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