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Definition of Agent


  1. Acting; -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.
  2. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
  3. One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
  4. An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
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Agent Translations

agent in Danish is agent
agent in Dutch is vertegenwoordiger, dealer, agent
agent in French is agent
agent in German is Agent {m}, Agent {m}, Vertreter {m}
agent in Italian is agente
agent in Latin is procurator
agent in Portuguese is agente
agent in Spanish is represantante, agente
agent in Swedish is agent, ombud