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agency US English

A business or organization established to provide a particular service, typically one that involves organizing transactions between two other parties

agency US Thesaurus

an advertising agency

news agency US English

An organization that collects news items and distributes them to newspapers or broadcasters

travel agency US English

An agency that makes the necessary arrangements for travelers, especially the booking of airline tickets and hotel rooms

employment agency US English

An agency that finds employers or employees for those seeking them

Child Support Agency US English

(In the UK) a government agency responsible for the assessment and collection of compulsory child maintenance payments from absent parents

European Space Agency US English

An organization set up in 1975 to coordinate the national space programs of the collaborating countries. It is based in Paris

National Security Agency US English

A secret body established in the US after World War II to gather intelligence, deal with coded communications from around the world, and safeguard US transmissions

Central Intelligence Agency US English

A US federal agency responsible for coordinating government intelligence activities

International Energy Agency US English

An agency founded in 1974, within the framework of the OECD, to coordinate energy supply and demand worldwide. Its headquarters are in Paris

International Atomic Energy Agency US English

An international organization set up in 1957 to promote research into and the development of atomic energy for peaceful purposes

interagency US English

Taking place between different agencies

multiagency US English

Involving cooperation among several organizations, especially in crime prevention, social welfare programs, or research

subagency US English

A subordinate commercial, political, or other agency

credit bureau US English

A company that collects information relating to the credit ratings of individuals and makes it available to credit card companies, financial institutions, etc.

dating service US English

An agency that arranges introductions for people seeking romantic partners or friends with similar interests