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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…
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