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agent

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. in intelligence usage, one who is authorized or instructed to obtain or to assist in obtaining information for intelligence or counterintelligence purposes.

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Agent

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 27 words.

French:

1. status or occupational name from agent ‘agent’, ‘representative’.

2. Americanized spelling (in New Orleans) of French Ajean,

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agentive

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 39 words.

1 Having the semantic role of an agent (1): e.g. I is agentive in I did it

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agentive

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 56 words.

1. Having or marking the semantic role of an *agent (1): e.g. I is agentive in I did it...

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agent

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 17 words.

XV. — L. agēns, agent-, sb. use of prp. of agere do; see -ENT.

So agency XVII.

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Agents

Dan Honig.

in Navigation by Judgment

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth. 4057 words.

This chapter discusses agent judgment and when relying on agents will be a more or less reliable strategy. The chapter explores agent motivation and why it is critical to successful...

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Agent

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 159 words.

In grammar, the term ‘agent’ is used to identify a semantic role in the clause. The agent is the person or other being that instigates or performs the happening denoted by the verb: ...

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agent

Edited by Andrew Butterfield and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 125 words.

An autonomous system that receives information from its environment, processes it, and performs actions on that environment. Agents may have

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agent

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 125 words.

An autonomous system that receives information from its environment, processes it, and performs actions on that environment. Agents may have

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agents

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 57 words.

Representatives of sportsmen and -women, whose role is to negotiate contracts with employing clubs or commercial sponsors. The agent has

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agent

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A program which helps a user carry out some computer-related task. For example, an agent might be used to remind the user of a network that he or she should be sending a message to another...

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agent

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

An autonomous system that receives information from its environment, processes it, and performs actions on that environment. Agents may have different degrees of intelligence or...

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Agents

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 3823 words.

Sports agents represent professional athletes in their dealings with the teams that employ them. Over time the trend in athlete representation has been away from independent...

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agent

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Earth Sciences and Geography.

Any physical, chemical, or biological entity that can affect (benefit or injure) an organism, people, or the environment. Also known as an environmental agent or stressor.

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agent

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 99 words.

1 Phrase etc. identifying an actor or actors performing some action. E.g. Mary is an agent in Mary went out

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agent

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 65 words.

An *argument of a verb that identifies an actor or actors performing some action. E.g. Mary is an agent in ...

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agent

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 277 words.

A program which helps a user carry out some computer-related task. For example, an agent might be used to remind the user of a network that he or she should be sending a message to another...

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agent

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 276 words.

A program which helps a user carry out some computer-related task. For example, an agent might be used to remind the user of a network that he or she should be sending a message to another...

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agent

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management.

A person appointed by another person, known as the principal, to act on his or her behalf. The directors of a company are agents of the shareholders (the principal). See agency relationship.

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agent

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Accounting

July 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Accounting. 34 words.

A person appointed by another person, known as the *principal, to act on his or her behalf. The directors of a company are agents of the shareholders (the principal). ...

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Agents

Sanjoy Chakravorty.

in The Price of Land

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Economics. 6241 words.

This chapter identifies the agents or actors in contemporary land acquisition processes: the traditional buyers (typically the state) and sellers, and the new agents: political parties and...

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