What is the meaning of agency?

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noun

  • An administrative unit of government.
    • usage: "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
  • A business that serves other businesses.
  • The state of being in action or exerting power.
    • usage: "the agency of providence"; "she has free agency"
  • The state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent.
  • How a result is obtained or an end is achieved.
    • usage: "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"
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