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agential

Definition:

of or relating to an agent or agency

Class:

pertaining adjective (relational/pertainym)

Derived from:

agent

Related to:

agency | agent

Comparative:

more agential

Superlative:

most agential

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Latin agent-, noun use of the present participle of agere to do
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

agential | agentive | agent | estate agent [sense-specific] | secret agent [sense-specific] | representative [synonym, sense-specific] | instrument [synonym, sense-specific]

relating to an agent or agency | (in some inflected languages) denoting a case of nouns, etc, indicating the agent described by the verb | (of a ... (25 of 387 words, 12 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agential

Wiktionary:

agential

Of or pertaining to an agent or an agency. (9 of 26 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/agential

Random House Dictionary:

agential | agentive [grammar, synonym, sense-specific]

pertaining to an agent or agency. | [grammar] agentive (8 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/agential

Britannica Encyclopedia:

agent [computer science] | softbot ("software robot") [synonym]

a computer program that performs various actions continuously and autonomously on behalf of an individual or an organization. For example, an agent ... (22 of 333 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/705121​/agent

Wikipedia:

Agent [disambiguation]

one who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one entrusted with the business of another. An entity which is capable of Action (philosophy) | Agency (philosophy) | A social 'agent'; See structure and agency | Special agent,... (40 of 1095 words, 58 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Agent

Merriam-Webster:

agent | agt [abbreviation] | agency [synonym, sense-specific] | instrument [synonym, sense-specific] | instrumentality [synonym, sense-specific] | machinery [synonym, sense-specific] | means [synonym, sense-specific] | medium [synonym, sense-specific] | ministry [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

one that acts or exerts power | something that produces or is capable of producing an effect; an active or efficient cause ; a chemically, physically, ... (25 of 244 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/agent

Oxford Dictionary:

agent | agentive [derived]

a person who acts on behalf of another, in particular | a person who manages business, financial, or contractual matters for an actor, performer, ... (23 of 184 words, 7 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/agent

Macmillan British Dictionary:

agent [countable] | agents [plural]

a person or company that does business for another person or company, for ... | someone who works for a country's secret service and collects secret ... (25 of 147 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/agent

American Heritage Dictionary:

agent | agented [past tense] | agenting [present participle] | agents [3rd-person singular present]

One that acts or has the power or authority to act. | One empowered to act for or represent another | A means by which something is done or caused; ... (28 of 138 words, 9 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agent

New World Dictionary:

agent | agt [abbreviation]

a person or thing that performs an action or brings about a certain result, or that is able to do so | an active force or substance producing an ... (28 of 94 words, 7 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agent

Cambridge Dictionary:

agent [entry 1]

a person who acts for or represents another | a person who represents an actor, artist or writer (17 of 34 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/agent 1

agent [entry 2]

someone who works secretly for the government or other organization (10 of 20 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/agent 2

agent [entry 3]

a person or thing that produces a particular effect or change (11 of 35 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/agent 3

Encarta Dictionary:

agent | agents [plural]

somebody who officially represents somebody else in business | somebody who provides a particular service for another | an investigator or ... (19 of 185 words, 7 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584139​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Collins Dictionary:

agential | agentive | agent

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin agent-, noun use of the present participle of agere to do

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agential

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

agential | agentive | agent

Audio: British English pronunciation of "agential"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agential

the Free Dictionary:

Agential

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Agential"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Agential"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Agential

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