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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agency  \A"gen*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Agencies}.  [agentia,  fr  L.  agens, 
  agentis:  cf  F.  agence.  See  {Agent}.] 
  1.  The  faculty  of  acting  or  of  exerting  power;  the  state  of 
  being  in  action  action  instrumentality. 
 
  The  superintendence  and  agency  of  Providence  in  the 
  natural  world.  --Woodward. 
 
  2.  The  office  of  an  agent,  or  factor;  the  relation  between  a 
  principal  and  his  agent;  business  of  one  intrusted  with 
  the  concerns  of  another. 
 
  3.  The  place  of  business  of  am  agent. 
 
  Syn:  Action  operation;  efficiency;  management. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agency 
  n  1:  an  administrative  unit  of  government;  "the  Central 
  Intelligence  Agency";  "the  Census  Bureau";  "Office  of 
  Management  and  Budget";  "Tennessee  Valley  Authority" 
  [syn:  {government  agency},  {bureau},  {office},  {authority}] 
  2:  a  business  that  serves  other  businesses 
  3:  the  state  of  being  in  action  or  exerting  power;  "the  agency 
  of  providence";  "she  has  free  agency" 
  4:  the  state  of  serving  as  an  official  and  authorized  delegate 
  or  agent  [syn:  {representation},  {delegacy}] 
  5:  how  a  result  is  obtained  or  an  end  is  achieved;  "a  means  of 
  communcation";  "an  example  is  the  best  agency  of 
  instruction";  "the  true  way  to  success"  [syn:  {means},  {way}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Agency,  IA  (city,  FIPS  640) 
  Location:  40.99685  N,  92.30732  W 
  Population  (1990):  616  (276  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  52530 
  Agency,  MO  (town,  FIPS  298) 
  Location:  39.65569  N,  94.74854  W 
  Population  (1990):  642  (216  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  64401 




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