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Definition of Agency


  1. The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.
  2. The office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one intrusted with the concerns of another.
  3. The place of business of am agent.

Agency Quotations

The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes. Its 'product' cannot be turned out on an assembly line.
Leo Burnett

All the traditional STEM fields, the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, are stoked when you dream big in an agency such as NASA.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

It's my view that gender is culturally formed, but it's also a domain of agency or freedom and that it is most important to resist the violence that is imposed by ideal gender norms, especially against those who are gender different, who are nonconforming in their gender presentation.
Judith Butler

An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
Fred Allen
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Agency Translations

agency in Dutch is agentschap
agency in French is permanence, agence
agency in Italian is agenzia, filiale
agency in Norwegian is agentur, virksomhet
agency in Spanish is agencia, sucursal, buro
agency in Swedish is agentur
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