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Agent may refer to:


In lawEdit

In intelligence and law enforcementEdit

Other uses in lawEdit

  • Agent (law), a person authorized to act on behalf of another to create a legal relationship with a third party
    • Agent of record, representing an insured party in the purchase and maintenance of insurance coverage
    • Election agent, party responsible for the conduct of a political campaign (UK)
    • Free agent, sports player whose contract with a team has expired
    • Press agent, or publicist
    • Talent agent or booking agent, finds jobs for actors, musicians, etc. in entertainment businesses
      • Art agent, representing artists
      • Literary agent, representing writers to publishers and theatrical and film producers
      • Sports agent, negotiates employment and endorsement deals for a player or coach
    • Foreign agent, represents the interests of foreign powers
    • Political Agent (Political Resident), an official diplomatic position in British Empire
    • Patent agent or patent attorney, represents clients in obtaining patents
    • Real estate agent or real estate broker, an intermediary between sellers and buyers of real estate
    • Registered agent, in the US, receives service of process for a party in a legal action
    • Travel agent, works on behalf of a travel agency
    • Tuition agent, introduces tutors to students (see tuition agency)
    • Yacht agent or yacht broker, acts as a representative for the sale of a yacht or boat

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In biology, chemistry and weaponryEdit

In computer scienceEdit

  • Agent architecture, a blueprint for software agents and control systems
  • Agent-based model, a computational model for simulating the actions and interactions of individuals
  • Intelligent agent, an autonomous, goal-directed entity which observes and acts upon an environment
  • Software agent, a piece of software that acts for a user or other program
    • Forté Agent, an email and Usenet news client
    • User agent, a client application for a particular network protocol

In linguisticsEdit

  • Agent (grammar), participant that carries out the action in a situation, or a thematic role or relation
  • Agent noun (or nomen agentis), a word identifying an actor, derived from a word denoting an action

In arts and entertainmentEdit

In film and televisionEdit

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Other usesEdit

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