HyperDic: agency

English > 5 senses of the word agency:
NOUNgroupagency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authorityan administrative unit of government
groupagencya business that serves other businesses
stateagencythe state of being in action or exerting power
stateagency, representation, delegacythe state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
actagency, means, wayhow a result is obtained or an end is achieved
agency > pronunciation
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English > agency: 5 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningAn administrative unit of government.
Example"the Central Intelligence Agency"
Synonymsfederal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority
InstancesAir Force Research Laboratory, AFRLA United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces
Army High Performance Computing Research Center, AHPCRCA United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications
Naval Research Laboratory, NRLThe United States Navy's defense laboratory that conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines
United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, USACILA defense laboratory of the Criminal Investigation Command
NarrowerAdvanced Research and Development Activity, ARDAAn agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology
Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Force ISR, AFISRAn agency focused on ensuring that the United States military attains information superiority
Army Intelligence, AIAn agency of the United States Army responsible / responsible for providing timely and relevant and accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level commanders
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, BMDOAn agency in the Department of Defense that is responsible / responsible for making ballistic missile defense a reality
Bureau of Customs, Customs Bureau, Customs Service, USCBThe agency of the Treasury Department that enforces import tariffs
Bureau of Diplomatic Security, DSThe bureau in the State Department that is responsible for the security of diplomats and embassies overseas
Bureau of Engraving and PrintingThe agency of the Treasury Department that produces currency
Bureau of Intelligence and Research, INRAn agency that is the primary source in the State Department for interpretive analyses of global developments and focal point for policy issues and activities of the Intelligence Community
Bureau of Justice Assistance, BJAThe bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse
Bureau of Justice Statistics, BJSThe agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers
Bureau of the Census, Census BureauThe bureau of the Commerce Department responsible / responsible for taking the census
Casualty Care Research Center, CCRCAn agency in the Department of Defense that is a national center for research on all aspects of injury control and casualty care
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDCA federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services
Comptroller of the CurrencyThe agency of the Treasury Department responsible for controlling the currency
Counterterrorist Center, CTCAn agency that helps the Director of Central Intelligence coordinate counterterrorist efforts in order to preempt and disrupt and defeat terrorist activities at the earliest possible stage / stage
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPAThe central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense
Defense Information Systems Agency, DISAA combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible / responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President / President and the Secretary ... / Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Defense Logistics AgencyA logistics combat support agency in the Department of Defense
Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, DRMSThe organization in the Defense Logistics Agency that inventories and evaluates and sells reusable United States government surplus
Defense Technical Information Center, DTICThe agency in the Department of Defense that provides scientific and technical information to federal agencies and their contractors
Department of Defense Laboratory System, LABLINKA defense laboratory that provides essential services in fundamental science for national security and environmental protection and provides technologies that contribute to industrial competitiveness
Department of Energy Intelligence, DOEIAn agency that collects political and economic and technical information about energy matters and makes the Department of Energy's technical and analytical expertise available to other members of the Intelligence Community
Federal Aviation Administration, FAAAn agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation / aviation
Federal Housing Administration, FHAThe federal agency in the Department of Housing and Urban Development that insures residential mortgages
Financial Management ServiceThe federal agency in the Treasury Department that manages the government's disbursement and collection systems and provides central accounting and financial reporting
Food and Drug Administration, FDAA federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products
Foreign ServiceThe part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world
Government Accounting Office, GAO, United States Government Accounting OfficeAn independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
Immigration and Naturalization Service, INSAn agency in the Department of Justice that enforces laws and regulations for the admission of foreign-born persons to the United States
Internal Revenue Service, IRSThe bureau of the Treasury Department responsible / responsible for tax collections
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, MCIAAn agency of the United States Marine Corps that provides responsive and broad intelligence support for the worldwide / worldwide Marine Corps organization
National Climatic Data Center, NCDCThe part of NOAA that maintains the world's largest active archive of weather data
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGAA combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security
National Guard Bureau, NGBThe agency that administers the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard
National Institute of Standards and Technology, NISTAn agency in the Technology Administration that makes measurements and sets standards as needed by industry or government programs
National Institutes of Health, NIHAn agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAAAn agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources
National Park ServiceAn agency of the Interior Department responsible for the national parks
National Technical Information Service, NTISAn agency in the Technology Administration that is a primary resource for government-funded scientific and technical and engineering and business related information
National Weather ServiceThe federal agency in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that is responsible / responsible for weather forecast and preparation of weather maps
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, NAWCWPNSThe principal agency of the United States Navy for research and development for air warfare and missile weapon systems
Naval Special Warfare, NSWThe agency that provides units to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare
Naval Surface Warfare Center, NSWCThe agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for all aspects of surface warfare
Naval Underwater Warfare Center, NUWCThe agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for submarine and undersea warfare systems
Nonproliferation Center, NPCAn agency that serves as the focal point for all Intelligence Community activities related to nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHAA government agency in the Department of Labor to maintain a safe and healthy work environment
Office of Intelligence Support, OISagency that oversees the intelligence relationships of the Treasury's offices and bureaus and provides a link between the Intelligence Community and officials responsible / responsible for international economic policy
Office of Naval Intelligence, ONIThe military intelligence agency that provides for the intelligence and counterintelligence and investigative and security / security requirements of the United States Navy
Patent and Trademark Office Database, Patent OfficeThe government bureau in the Department of Commerce that keeps a record of patents / patents and trademarks and grants new ones
Technology AdministrationAn agency in the Department of Commerce that works with United States industries to promote competitiveness and maximize / maximize the impact of technology on economic growth
Transportation Security Administration, TSAAn agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel
United States Air Force, U. S. Air Force, US Air Force, Air Force, USAFThe airforce of the United States of America
United States Army, US Army, U. S. Army, Army, USAThe army of the United States of America
United States Border Patrol, US Border PatrolThe mobile law enforcement arm of the Immigration and Naturalization Service that detects and prevents illegal entry of aliens into the United States
United States Coast Guard, U. S. Coast Guard, US Coast GuardAn agency of the Department of Transportation responsible / responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce
United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, FWSAn agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats
United States Government Printing Office, US Government Printing Office, Government Printing Office, GPOAn agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government
United States Navy, US Navy, USN, NavyThe navy of the United States of America
United States Public Health Service, PHSAn agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General
executive agencyAn agency of the executive branch of government
independent agencyAn agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
law enforcement agencyAn agency responsible / responsible for insuring obedience to the laws
local authorityAn administrative unit of local government
organA government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
Broaderadministrative unit, administrative bodyA unit with administrative responsibilities
Spanishagencia, departamento, oficina
Catalanagència, departament, oficina
English > agency: 5 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA business that serves other businesses.
Narroweradvertising agency, ad agencyAn agency that designs advertisement to call public attention to its clients
credit bureauA private firm that maintains consumer credit data files and provides credit information to authorized users for a fee
detective agencyAn agency that makes inquiries for its clients
employment agency, employment officeAn agency that finds people to fill particular jobs or finds jobs for unemployed people
mercantile agency, commercial agencyAn organization that provides businesses with credit ratings of other firms
news agency, press agency, wire service, press association, news organization, news organisationAn agency to collects news reports for newspapers and distributes it electronically
service agency, service bureau, service firmA business that makes its facilities / facilities available to others for a fee
transfer agentAn agency (usually a bank) that is appointed by a corporation to keep records of its stock and bond owners and to resolve problems about certificates
travel agencyAn agency that arranges personal travel
Broaderbusiness, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisationA commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
Spanishagencia
Catalanagència
English > agency: 5 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state of being in action or exerting power.
Examples
  • "the agency of providence"
  • "she has free agency"
NarrowerFrankensteinAn agency that escapes control and destroys its creator
Broaderaction, activity, activenessThe state of being active
Spanishagencia
Catalanagència
Adjectivesagentialof or relating to an agent or agency
Nounsagentan active and efficient cause
English > agency: 5 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent.
Synonymsrepresentation, delegacy
Narrowerfree agency(sports) the state of a professional athlete who is free to negotiate a contract to play for any team
legal representationpersonal representation that has legal status
virusA harmful or corrupting agency
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishdelegación, representación
Catalandelegació, representació
Nounsagenta representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
English > agency: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningHow a result is obtained or an end is achieved.
Example "an example is the best agency of instruction"
Synonymsmeans, way
Narrowerdesperate measuredesperate actions taken as a means to an end
dintinterchangeable with 'means' in the expression 'by means of'
escapeA means or way of escaping / escaping / escaping
expedientA means to an end
fast trackA rapid means of achieving a goal
instrument, toolThe means whereby some act is accomplished
open sesameAny very successful means of achieving a result
roadA way or means to achieve something
salvationA means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness
stepping stoneAny means of advancement
toothA means of enforcement
voiceA means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated
wingsA means of flight or ascent
Broaderimplementation, effectuationThe act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something)
Spanishcamino, forma, manera, medio, modo
Catalanforma, manera, mode
Adjectivesagentialof or relating to an agent or agency

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