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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] agentem (acting).

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Noun

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agent

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  1. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
    Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill. --Dryden.
  2. One who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal), by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
  3. An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
  4. (computing) In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of automatic process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.
  5. (grammar) The participant of a situation that carries out the action in this situation, e.g. "the boy" in the sentences "The boy kicked the ball" and "The ball was kicked by the boy".

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Crimean Tatar

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:crh:Template:lang:la derivations]] agentis - acting.

Noun

agent

  1. agent

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References

  • Useinov & Mireev Dictionary, Simferopol, Dolya, 2002 [1]

Croatian

Noun

agent m. sg.

  1. agent

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

agent m.

  1. agent

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] agens, agentis

Pronunciation

Noun

agent m. (plural agents)

  1. Agent

Romanian

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French agent

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [a'ʤent]

Noun

agent m. (plural agenţi; feminine form agentă)

  1. agent

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