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"agency" in British English

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agencynoun

uk   /ˈeɪ.dʒən.si/  us   /ˈeɪ.dʒən.si/
(Definition of agency from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"agency" in American English

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agencynoun [C]

 us   /ˈeɪ·dʒən·si/
  • agency noun [C] (REPRESENTATIVE)

a business acting for or representing a person, an organization, or another business: an advertising/employment agency a real estate agency
An agency is also a government organization: federal agencies the Environmental Protection Agency
(Definition of agency from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"agency" in Business English

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agencynoun [C]

uk   us   /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
(Definition of agency from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “agency”
in Arabic وِكالة…
in Korean 대행사…
in Portuguese agência…
in Catalan agència…
in Japanese 代理店…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机构, 代理机构, 政府专门机构…
in Turkish ajans, hizmet sağlayan bir iş, büro…
in Russian агентство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機構, 代理機構, 政府專門機構…
in Italian agenzia…
in Polish agencja, biuro, urząd…
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“agency” in British English

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