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English definition of “agent”

agent

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈeɪdʒənt/
BUSINESS B2 someone whose job is to deal with business for someone else: The company has agents all over the world. a literary agentOccupations and trades
GOVERNMENT (also secret agent) B2 someone who tries to find out secret information, especially about another country → See also estate agent, UK real estate agent, travel agentOccupations and tradesSpying and espionage
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