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agencynoun [C]

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

a ​businessacting for or ​representing a ​person, an ​organization, or another ​business: an ​advertising/​employment agency a ​realestate agency
An agency is also a ​governmentorganization: federal agencies the Environmental Protection Agency
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"agency" in British English

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agencynoun

uk   /ˈeɪ.dʒən.si/  us   /ˈeɪ.dʒən.si/
  • agency noun (ORGANIZATION)

B1 [C] a ​business that ​represents one ​group of ​people when ​dealing with another ​group: an ​advertising/​employment/​estate/​travel agency
C1 [C] a ​governmentorganization: an ​overseasaid agency the Central Intelligence Agency

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"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 ​yearcatered for more than 17,000 ​travellers.
GOVERNMENT a ​governmentdepartment that is ​responsible for a particular ​activity: Scottish Natural Heritage, the ​conservation agency, has ​finallymanaged 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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