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purchasing agent

Definition:

an agent who purchases goods or services for another

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

purchasing agents

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Purchasing manager | Purchasing Manager

an employee within a company, business or other organization who is responsible at some level for buying or approving the acquisition of goods and services needed by the company. The position responsibilities may be the same as that of a buyer or ... (42 of 195 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Purchasing manager

Wiktionary:

purchasing agent | purchasing agents [plural] | buyer [synonym]

A person or group whose job is to buy equipment, supplies, inventory, or other assets for a business or other organization. (21 of 62 words, 3 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/purchasing agent

Random House Dictionary:

purchasing agent

a person who buys materials, supplies, equipment, etc., for a company. | an independent buyer acting as a hired agent. (19 of 23 words, 2 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/purchasing-agent

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

Collins Dictionary:

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

a person who acts on behalf of another person, group, business, government, etc; representative | a person or thing that acts or has the power to act ... (26 of 574 words, 7 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

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