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Dictionary definition for: Agent

1. (n) an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"

2. (n) a substance that exerts some force or effect

3. (n) a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

4. (n) a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

5. (n) any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

6. (n) the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the hapening denoted by the verb in the clause

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