agency

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈeɪdʒənsi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈeɪdʒənsi/ ,USA pronunciation: respellingjən sē)

Inflections of 'agency' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": agencies
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agency

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [law enforcement, real estate, private security] agency
  2. a [temporary employment, recruitment, job] agency
  3. [an international, a state, a federal] agency
  4. an agency to [provide, determine, ensure]
  5. an agency for [providing]
  6. an agency for the [development, advancement] of
  7. an agency with (no) jurisdiction [here]
  8. the agency's [mission, goals]
  9. the agency is [responsible for, required to]
  10. the agency may [require, request, use]
  11. the [head, leader, board] of the agency
  12. the agency was established in [1908]
  13. was [employed, recruited] through an agency
  14. [carved, eroded, formed] by the agency of [water, wind]
  15. [communicated, done, possible] through the agency of the [president, ambassador, board of directors]
  16. [attributed to, prayed for] divine agency
  17. We have (human) agency to [decide, make choices] (on this matter).
n as adj
  1. pay the agency [fees, costs]
  2. the agency [office, headquarters, director]
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