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"agent" in British English

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agentnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeɪ.dʒənt/  us   /ˈeɪ.dʒənt/
  • agent noun [C] (REPRESENTATIVE)

B2 a person who acts for or represents another: Please contact our agent in Spain for further information.
a person who represents an actor, artist, or writer

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(Definition of agent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"agent" in American English

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agentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈeɪ·dʒənt/
  • agent noun [C] (REPRESENTATIVE)

a person who acts for or represents another: a travel agent He is the agent for several of the highest paid players in baseball.
An agent is also someone who works secretly for a government or other organization: a secret agent an undercover agent
  • agent noun [C] (CAUSE)

a person or thing that produces a particular effect or change: a cleaning agent
An agent is also a chemical substance, organism, or natural force that produces a particular effect by its action.
(Definition of agent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"agent" in Business English

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agentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈeɪdʒənt/
COMMERCE a person who is paid to buy or sell products or provide a service for a company, but who is not a regular employee: Following the recent insurance scam, legislation is being put in place to ensure all agents protect their customers' best interests.
someone who represents an actor, musician, etc. in order to find work for them: a talent/sports/theatrical agent
WORKPLACE someone who represents a company in dealing with customers, especially on the phone: To speak with one of our agents, please call us Monday - Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm.
GOVERNMENT someone who does secret work for a government department: a federal/undercover/secret agent
(Definition of agent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“agent” in British English

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