agency Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "agency" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

agency

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈeɪdʒənsi/ ( plural agencies)
COMMERCE a business that provides a service to other people or organizations: Background checks may be done in-house or by an outside agency. She now runs an agency which last year catered for more than 17,000 travellers.
GOVERNMENT a government department that is responsible for a particular activity: Scottish Natural Heritage, the conservation agency, has finally managed to get approval for the project.security/intelligence/immigration, etc. agency In a lengthy response to the report, the immigration agency stated that it will follow the recommendations. a government/federal/state agency →  See also ad agency , advertising agency , aid agency , collection agency , commercial agency , employment agency , estate agency , credit rating agency , real estate agency , recruitment agency , staff agency , travel agency
Translations of “agency”
in Korean 대행사…
in Arabic وِكالة…
in Portuguese agência…
in Catalan agència…
in Japanese 代理店…
in Italian agenzia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機構, 代理機構, 政府專門機構…
in Russian агентство…
in Turkish ajans, hizmet sağlayan bir iş, büro…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机构, 代理机构, 政府专门机构…
in Polish agencja, biuro, urząd…
(Definition of agency from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of agency?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “agency” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More