agency agency  /ˈeɪ dʒən si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an administrative unit of government
  2. (n) a business that serves other businesses
  3. (n) the state of being in action or exerting power
  4. (n) the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
  5. (n) how a result is obtained or an end is achieved

Usage(s):

  1. The agency gets little public recognition, and that's just fine.
  2. The agency advertises its phone number in the hippie press and at rallies organized to promote the legalizing of pot.
  3. Chertoff spoke before a Senate hearing this week, facing his critics and explaining his agency's lackluster performance during Hurricane Katrina.

News

  1. Agency-X Singer David Mahr Releases New Solo Album “IMPOSTER”

    Agency-X singer/songwriter David Mahr has released a brand-new solo CD “IMPOSTER.” (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10823077.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Agency looks to place USEC workers

    A local agency distributed a workforce survey Tuesday to workers at USEC. The Purchase Area Development District says the goal is to match employees with employers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPSD Local 6 Paducah

  3. Agency: Opting for overdrafts means higher fees

    A U.S. agency says consumers who opt for overdraft coverage on their checking accounts pay higher fees and are more likely to have their accounts closed than those who decline it. A report by the Consumer ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "For too long, for a decade or more, there has been a cozy relationship between the oil companies and the federal agency that permits them to drill," said Obama. "It seems as if permits were too often issued based on little more than...
    on May 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: TIME

  2. One option is for the Fed to buy "longer-term Treasury or agency securities on the open market in substantial quantities," Bernanke said. "This approach might influence the yields on these securities, thus helping to spur aggregate demand."
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: The Age

  3. "In other words, Barack Obama's tax plan would convert the IRS into a giant welfare agency, redistributing massive amounts of wealth at the direction of politicians in Washington," McCain said in the radio address.
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: John McCain Source: TIME

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