What is agent?

  • (noun): A substance that exerts some force or effect.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Agent

An Agent is one who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one entrusted with the business of another.

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Some articles on agent:

Stakeknife
... Stakeknife had his own dedicated handlers and agents and it was suggested that he was important enough that MI5 set up an office dedicated solely to him ... It has been alleged that FRU agent Brian Nelson gave Notarantonio's name to the UDA/UFF to protect the identity of the real spy ... British government state he was not their agent ...
Counterintelligence - Running Offensive Counterespionage Operations
... Control is the capacity of a case officer of country B to generate, alter, or halt agent behavior by using or indicating his capacity to use physical or psychological means of leverage ... And a case officer working overseas does not control a double agent the way a policeman controls an informer ... Before the case officer pushes a button on the agent's control panel he should know what is likely to happen next ...
Agent - In Culture and Entertainment
... James Bond, a famous secret agent, fictional character by Ian Fleming ... Agent 47, fictional character and protagonist in the Hitman video-game series ... Agent 212, name of a humorous Belgian comic about a large police officer Agent (The Matrix), group of characters in the series Agent (video game), currently in development by Rockstar North for the ...
Brucellosis in Humans - Biological Warfare
... suis became the first agent weaponized by the United States at its Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas ... The United States BW program focused on three agents of the Brucella group Porcine Brucellosis (Agent US) Bovine Brucellosis (Agent AB) Caprine Brucellosis (Agent ... wanted a biological warfare capability, the Chemical Corps offered Agent US in the M114 bomblet, based after the 4-pound bursting bomblet developed for anthrax in World War II ...
Gulf (novel) - Criticism and Analysis
... Why are films of this importance given to one single agent to carry, rather than to an armed team? 2 ... Why did the agent stop over at a hotel instead of proceeding directly to his home office? 4 ... After all that has happened to him, why does the agent not suspect that the New Age Hotel might be a trap? 5 ...

More definitions of "agent":

  • (noun): A representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations.
  • (noun): A businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission.
    Synonyms: factor, broker
  • (noun): The semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the hapening denoted by the verb in the clause.
    Synonyms: agentive role
  • (noun): Any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau.
    Synonyms: federal agent
  • (noun): An active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect.
    Example: "Their research uncovered new disease agents"

Famous quotes containing the word agent:

    The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. It pays off slowly, your agent will sneer at it, your publisher will misunderstand it, and it will take people you have never heard of to convince them by slow degrees that the writer who puts his individual mark on the way he writes will always pay off.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    The agent never receipts his bill, puts his hat on and bows himself out. He stays around forever, not only for as long as you can write anything that anyone will buy, but as long as anyone will buy any portion of any right to anything that you ever did write. He just takes ten per cent of your life.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    Only a fully trained Jedi knight with the Force as his ally will conquer Vader and his emperor. If you end your training now—if you choose the quick and easy path, as Vader did—you will become an agent of evil.
    Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)