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Overview of noun agent

The noun agent has 6 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (21) agent

(an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents")

2. (6) agent

(a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations)

3. (5) agent

(a substance that exerts some force or effect)

4. (1) agent, factor, broker

(a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission)

5. agent, federal agent

(any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau)

6. agentive role, agent

(the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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