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A power broker.
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  1. A power broker.
  2. A person who acts as an agent or intermediary in negotiating contracts, buying and selling, etc.
  3. A person or entity who, for a commission or a fee, brings together buyers and sellers of property or services and, while acting as the agent of one or both of the parties, helps them negotiate contracts. A person or entity who, for a commission or a fee, brings together buyers and sellers of property or services and, while acting as the agent of one or both of the parties, helps them negotiate contracts.
Agent; someone who is authorized to act in place of and on behalf of someone else, by that other person for some special purpose. A representative is entitled to certain rights based upon her or his status, including the right to bargain on behalf of employees, or to discovery of trial preparation materials. See also personal representative and registered representative. Agent; someone who is authorized to act in place of and on behalf of someone else, by that other person for some special purpose. A representative is entitled to certain rights based upon her or his status, including the right to bargain on behalf of employees, or to discovery of trial preparation materials. See also personal representative and registered representative.
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  1. Agent; someone who is authorized to act in place of and on behalf of someone else, by that other person for some special purpose. A representative is entitled to certain rights based upon her or his status, including the right to bargain on behalf of employees, or to discovery of trial preparation materials. See also personal representative and registered representative. Agent; someone who is authorized to act in place of and on behalf of someone else, by that other person for some special purpose. A representative is entitled to certain rights based upon her or his status, including the right to bargain on behalf of employees, or to discovery of trial preparation materials. See also personal representative and registered representative.
  2. A member of a legislative or governing body who represents a constituency.
  3. A member of a governmental body, usually legislative, chosen by popular vote.
A person appointed to act as a substitute for, or as an assistant to, another, specif., a sheriff)
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  1. A person appointed to act as a substitute for, or as an assistant to, another, specif., a sheriff)
  2. A member of any of certain national legislatures or their lower houses, as in France, Italy, or Albania
  3. An assistant exercising full authority in the absence of his or her superior and equal authority in emergencies:
(Genetics) The section of DNA that controls the initiation of RNA transcription as a product of a gene.
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  1. (Genetics) The section of DNA that controls the initiation of RNA transcription as a product of a gene.
  2. One that promotes, especially an active supporter or advocate.
  3. A person or thing that promotes; specif., a person who begins, secures financing for, and helps to organize an undertaking, as a business or a sports event
A person whose work is operating a machine; specif., a person who operates a telephone switchboard
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  1. A person whose work is operating a machine; specif., a person who operates a telephone switchboard
  2. (Mathematics) A function, especially one from a set to itself, such as differentiation of a differentiable function or rotation of a vector. In quantum mechanics, measurable quantities of a physical system, such as position and momentum, are related to unique operators applied to the wave equation describing the system.
  3. A person engaged in financial, commercial, or industrial operations; owner or manager of a mine, railroad, factory, etc.
  1. A salesman or saleswoman.
  2. A person employed to sell goods or services
A man employed as a salesclerk
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  1. A man employed as a salesclerk
  2. Sales representative
  3. A man whose job it is to sell things, either in a shop / store or elsewhere.
A thing that aids
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  1. A thing that aids
  2. One that assists; a helper.
  3. A person who assists or serves in a subordinate position; helper
An agent sent on a mission to represent or advance the interests of another.
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  1. An agent sent on a mission to represent or advance the interests of another.
  2. A person or agent sent on a specific mission
A person appointed to some position
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  1. A person appointed to some position
  2. A person who is appointed
  3. One who is appointed or assigned to a position or a public or private office or to perform a task.
The authority to act for another.
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  1. The authority to act for another.
  2. The agency or function of a deputy
  3. One who receives the authority to speak for or act for another. A proxy is often allowed to vote in place of a corporation’s stockholder(s) at a periodic meeting.
An intermediate form, phase, etc.
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  1. An intermediate form, phase, etc.
  2. One or several stages of an event which occurs after the start and before the end.
  3. A person or organisation in an intermediate position in a supply chain of goods or services
A person who gets something done or produced
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  1. A person who gets something done or produced
  2. A person appointed to carry out the provisions and directions in a testator's will
  3. An individual named in a will who will be responsible for seeing that its bequests and other provisions are performed. An individual named in a will who will be responsible for seeing that its bequests and other provisions are performed.
  1. An agent or representative authorized to act on someone else's behalf.
  2. (US) A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.
  3. A person who is legally qualified and licensed to represent a person in a legal matter, such as a transaction or lawsuit.
A person who has been trained in the law, esp. one whose profession is advising others in matters of law or representing them in lawsuits
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  1. A person who has been trained in the law, esp. one whose profession is advising others in matters of law or representing them in lawsuits
  1. An intermediary or middleman.
  2. One who acts as an intermediary or messenger between two sides.
A surrogate mother.
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  1. A surrogate mother.
  2. A person appointed in place of another, especially a judicial officer who administers things concerning incompetents or decedents, and in certain instances, adoptions; any stand-in. A person appointed in place of another, especially a judicial officer who administers things concerning incompetents or decedents, and in certain instances, adoptions; any stand-in.
  3. (Psychiatry) A substitute figure, esp. a person of some authority, who replaces a father or mother in one's feelings
One who is authorized to act on behalf of another; an agent.
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  1. One who is authorized to act on behalf of another; an agent.
  2. An official of ancient Rome who managed the financial affairs of a province or acted as governor of a lesser province
  3. A person employed to manage another's affairs; agent
A main participant in a situation, especially a financial transaction.
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  1. A main participant in a situation, especially a financial transaction.
  2. (Music) Any of the principal open stops of an organ
  3. Of greatest importance. Of greatest importance. One who authorizes another to act in his or her behalf as an agent; any person involved in the commission of a criminal act.
A substance found in the body, such as a protein, that is essential to a biological process. For example, growth factors are needed for proper cell growth and development.
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  1. A substance found in the body, such as a protein, that is essential to a biological process. For example, growth factors are needed for proper cell growth and development.
  2. (Mathematics) One of two or more quantities that divides a given quantity without a remainder. For example, 2 and 3 are factors of 6; a and b are factors of ab.
  3. A person who carries on business transactions for another; commission merchant; agent for the sale of goods entrusted to his possession
A person appointed by the head of a government to take charge of some department
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  1. A person appointed by the head of a government to take charge of some department
  2. A high officer of state appointed to head an executive or administrative department of government.
  3. A diplomatic officer sent to a foreign nation to represent his or her government, usually ranking below an ambassador
A postscript to a poem, essay, or book, containing a dedication, climactic summary, explanation, etc.; specif., a short, concluding stanza of this kind added to a ballade and some other verse forms
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  1. A postscript to a poem, essay, or book, containing a dedication, climactic summary, explanation, etc.; specif., a short, concluding stanza of this kind added to a ballade and some other verse forms
  2. A minister plenipotentiary assigned to a foreign embassy, ranking next below the ambassador.
  3. An agent sent by a government or ruler to transact diplomatic business; specif., a diplomat (envoy extraordinary) ranking just below an ambassador
A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy or agent.
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  1. A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy or agent.
  2. An elected or appointed representative of a US territory in the House of Representatives who is entitled to speak but not vote.
  3. A person authorized or sent to speak and act for others; representative, as at a convention
  1. Spokesman
  2. Person who acts as the voice of a group of people.
One who speaks as the voice of a group of people.
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  1. One who speaks as the voice of a group of people.
  2. A man who speaks on behalf of another or others.
Someone who goes through a region soliciting votes in an election, or conducting a public opinion poll
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  1. Someone who goes through a region soliciting votes in an election, or conducting a public opinion poll
An intermediate dealer between the manufacturer and the retailer or customer
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  1. An intermediate dealer between the manufacturer and the retailer or customer
  2. An intermediary, agent between two (more) parties
  3. A trader who buys commodities from the producer and sells them to the retailer or, sometimes, directly to the consumer
A person authorized by a commission to perform certain duties.
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  1. A person authorized by a commission to perform certain duties.
  2. (Sports) An official selected by an athletic association or league to exercise administrative or regulatory powers over it:
  3. An official in charge of a certain government bureau, commission, departmental office, etc.
(Now Rare) A ruler; governor
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  1. (Now Rare) A ruler; governor
  2. A person appointed to rule a monarchy when the sovereign is absent or too young or incapacitated to rule
  3. A member of the governing board of certain institutions, as of a state university or a state system of schools
A person or dealer to whom something, esp. goods, is consigned
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  1. A person or dealer to whom something, esp. goods, is consigned
  2. The person to whom a shipment is to be delivered.
  3. One who receives custody, but not ownership, of goods that are consigned. See also consignment. One who receives custody, but not ownership, of goods that are consigned. See also consignment.
A lunchroom or cafeteria, especially one in a film or television studio.
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  1. A lunchroom or cafeteria, especially one in a film or television studio.
  2. A supermarket for military personnel and their dependents, usually located on a military installation.
  3. A person to whom some duty is given by authority; deputy
A civil magistrate or similar government official in some European countries.
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  1. A civil magistrate or similar government official in some European countries.
  2. A government official, a magistrate, especially one of the Chief Magistrates of Geneva
  3. (Law) An agent of a corporation, or of any body of people engaged in a business enterprise; an advocate or patron; an assignee.
(Gram.) Any word or word group, as a pronoun, the verb to do, etc., used in place of another word or words (Ex.: did for shouted in “she shouted, and he did, too”)
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  1. (Gram.) Any word or word group, as a pronoun, the verb to do, etc., used in place of another word or words (Ex.: did for shouted in “she shouted, and he did, too”)
An employee or assistant who serves in a wide range of capacities.
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  1. An employee or assistant who serves in a wide range of capacities.
  2. A person hired to do all sorts of work; handyman
A person variously responsible for the food and drink, the service personnel, etc. in a club, restaurant, etc.
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  1. A person variously responsible for the food and drink, the service personnel, etc. in a club, restaurant, etc.
  2. One who acts as a supervisor or administrator, as of finances and property, for another or others
  3. A person put in charge of the affairs of a large household or estate, whose duties include supervision of the kitchen and the servants, management of household accounts, etc.
One who holds an office or a trust or performs a particular function; an official.
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  1. One who holds an office or a trust or performs a particular function; an official.
  2. A person employed as an official in a bureaucracy (usually corporate or governmental) who holds limited authority and primarily serves to carry out a simple function for which discretion is not required.
A person employed to perform services, esp. household duties, for another
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  1. A person employed to perform services, esp. household duties, for another
  2. One who is publicly employed to perform services, as for a government.
  3. A person employed by a government
A person to whom a claim, right, property, etc. is transferred
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  1. A person to whom a claim, right, property, etc. is transferred
  2. A party to which a transfer of property, rights, or interest is made.
  3. One who is appointed to act or speak in place of another; an agent
In the U.S., a lawyer serving as official law officer for a city, department, etc.
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  1. In the U.S., a lawyer serving as official law officer for a city, department, etc.
  2. An attorney holding a public office that handles cases involving a city, state, or other jurisdiction.
  3. In England, the lawyer who prepares a case for the trial lawyer (known as the barrister) and who settles cases out of court. One who attempts to get business or contributions from others; an agent or representative who conducts business on behalf of someone else; the foremost officer of the law in a municipality or a state; an Attorney General. In some jurisdictions, the prosecuting attorney. In England, the lawyer who prepares a case for the trial lawyer (known as the barrister) and who settles cases out of court. One who attempts to get business or contributions from others; an agent or representative who conducts business on behalf of someone else; the foremost officer of the law in a municipality or a state; an Attorney General. In some jurisdictions, the prosecuting attorney.
An authorized messenger or representative.
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  1. An authorized messenger or representative.
  2. An unofficial representative:
  3. A diplomatic official of the highest rank appointed and accredited as representative in residence by one government or sovereign to another, usually for a specific length of time.
A person skilled in dealing with other people; tactful person
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  1. A person skilled in dealing with other people; tactful person
  2. One, such as an ambassador, who has been appointed to represent a government in its relations with other governments.
  3. A representative of a government who conducts relations with the governments of other nations; person whose career or profession is diplomacy
An intermediary; a go-between.
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  1. An intermediary; a go-between.
  2. A native-born agent in China and certain other Asian countries formerly employed by a foreign business to serve as a collaborator or intermediary in commercial transactions.
A supervisor especially of an examination or dormitory in a school.
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  1. A supervisor especially of an examination or dormitory in a school.
  2. A person who supervises or monitors students, as at an examination
  3. A person employed to manage the affairs of another; agent; attorney
A person who speaks or writes in support of something
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  1. A person who speaks or writes in support of something
  2. A person who pleads another's cause; specif., a lawyer
  3. One that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender:
A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
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  1. A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
  2. One used by another to accomplish a purpose; a dupe.
  3. Any of various devices for indicating or measuring conditions, performance, position, direction, etc. or, sometimes, for controlling operations, as in an aircraft
A person used to carry out the designs of another; a dupe.
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  1. A person used to carry out the designs of another; a dupe.
  2. Something regarded as necessary to the carrying out of one's occupation or profession:
  3. (Law) Any instrument or device necessary to one's profession or occupation
A light breeze that ruffles small areas of a water surface.
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  1. A light breeze that ruffles small areas of a water surface.
  2. Alternative form of cat's-paw.
  3. (Nautical) A knot made by twisting a section of rope to form two adjacent eyes through which a hook is passed, used in hoisting.
A person whose business is to get publicity in the news media for a person or organization
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  1. A person whose business is to get publicity in the news media for a person or organization
  2. A person who organizes the publicity for a firm or organization, and acts as an intermediary with the press and other media
(Informal) An agent or agency specializing in the recruitment of executive or highly skilled personnel
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  1. (Informal) An agent or agency specializing in the recruitment of executive or highly skilled personnel
  2. One who recruits senior personnel for a company.
  3. A member of any of certain primitive peoples that remove the heads of slain enemies and preserve them as trophies
A person who represents writers and their written works to publishers and film producers and assists in the sale and deal negotiation of the same.
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  1. A person who represents writers and their written works to publishers and film producers and assists in the sale and deal negotiation of the same.
A person who trains and manages a horse, dog, etc. in a show or contest
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  1. A person who trains and manages a horse, dog, etc. in a show or contest
  2. One who acts as the trainer or second of a boxer.
  3. A person employed to advise a politician, celebrity, etc. on what to say or do, as in shaping his or her public image
A member of an intelligence agency whose identity or affiliation is kept confidential.
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  1. A member of an intelligence agency whose identity or affiliation is kept confidential.
  2. A person who carries on espionage or similar work of a secret nature, as for a government
(Now Rare) An act of spying
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  1. (Now Rare) An act of spying
  2. One who secretly collects information concerning the enemies of a government or group.
  3. A person employed by a government to get secret information about or monitor the affairs, plans, armed forces, etc. of another government
An employee or other worker with some particular function or skill.
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  1. An employee or other worker with some particular function or skill.
  2. A skilled worker, especially in industry.
  3. One who works for a political organization, often wielding influence out of public view.
Attributive form of double agent
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  1. Attributive form of double agent
  2. A spy employed by two rival espionage organizations
  3. A person pretending to work as a spy for one government while actually working as a spy for another government.
An employee of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation; an investigator with jurisdiction in matters crossing US state lines.
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  1. An employee of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation; an investigator with jurisdiction in matters crossing US state lines.
(Informal) An agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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  1. (Informal) An agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(Informal) A special agent of the U.S. Department of the Treasury
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  1. (Informal) A special agent of the U.S. Department of the Treasury
(Slang) A narcotics squad police officer.
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  1. (Slang) A narcotics squad police officer.
  2. A law enforcement officer who deals with narcotics violations.
  3. (Slang) A local or federal police agent charged with enforcing the laws restricting the use of narcotics, hallucinogenic drugs, etc.
The producer of an effect, result, or consequence.
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  1. The producer of an effect, result, or consequence.
  2. An action, event, or force that produces or contributes to an effect or result. Also called causation.
  3. A basis for an action or response; a reason:
Resources or available wealth
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  1. Resources or available wealth
  2. (Countable, singular and plural) An instrument or condition for attaining a purpose.
  3. (Uncountable, plural only) Resources; riches.
The condition of being in action; operation.
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  1. The condition of being in action; operation.
  2. A fiduciary relationship in which a person or entity act, by mutual consent, for the benefit of another and bind the other party by words or deeds. See agent, authority, fiduciary and principal.
  3. The means or mode of acting; instrumentality.
That by which something is done; means; instrumentality
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  1. That by which something is done; means; instrumentality
  2. A governmental body with the legal authority to administer and implement specific legislation.
  3. A fiduciary relationship in which a person or entity act, by mutual consent, for the benefit of another and bind the other party by words or deeds. See agent, authority, fiduciary and principal.
Any of various devices for indicating or measuring conditions, performance, position, direction, etc. or, sometimes, for controlling operations, as in an aircraft
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  1. Any of various devices for indicating or measuring conditions, performance, position, direction, etc. or, sometimes, for controlling operations, as in an aircraft
  2. A tool or implement, esp. one used for delicate work or for scientific or artistic purposes
  3. A thing by means of which something is done; means
A subsidiary branch, as of a government, by means of which functions or policies are carried out.
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  1. A subsidiary branch, as of a government, by means of which functions or policies are carried out.
  2. The condition, quality, or fact of being instrumental, or serving as a means
  3. A means; an agency.
The instruments used, as in a mechanical apparatus or in a particular musical score, band, etc.
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  1. The instruments used, as in a mechanical apparatus or in a particular musical score, band, etc.
  2. The study, development, and manufacture of instruments, as for scientific or industrial use.
  3. The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or combination of instruments; means; agency.
One that acts as an agent between persons or things; a means.
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  1. One that acts as an agent between persons or things; a means.
  2. A person or organisation in an intermediate position in a supply chain of goods or services
  3. Any medium, means, or agency
Something having a position, quality, or condition midway between extremes; a medium.
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  1. Something having a position, quality, or condition midway between extremes; a medium.
  2. The average value of a set of numbers.
  3. (Mathematics) A number that typifies a set of numbers, such as a geometric mean or an arithmetic mean.
The theory or doctrine that all the phenomena of the universe, particularly life, can ultimately be explained in terms of matter moving in accordance with the laws of nature
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  1. The theory or doctrine that all the phenomena of the universe, particularly life, can ultimately be explained in terms of matter moving in accordance with the laws of nature
  2. Any system or means for doing something; esp., a physical or mental process or processes, whether conscious or unconscious, by which some result is produced
  3. A system whose parts work together like those of a machine
A specific kind of artistic technique or means of expression as determined by the materials used or the creative methods involved:
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  1. A specific kind of artistic technique or means of expression as determined by the materials used or the creative methods involved:
  2. (Physics) A substance that propagates energy or signals through space via changes in its own state:
  3. A middle state or degree; mean
(Music) An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones when supplied with air and a keyboard that operates a mechanism controlling the flow of air to the pipes.
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  1. (Music) An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones when supplied with air and a keyboard that operates a mechanism controlling the flow of air to the pipes.
  2. An instrument or means of communication, especially a periodical issued by a political party, business firm, or other group.
  3. A large wind instrument consisting of various sets of pipes which, as they are opened by corresponding keys on one or more keyboards, allow passage to a column of compressed air that causes sound by vibration
A spy, secret agent, or detective.
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  1. A spy, secret agent, or detective.
  2. One who works for a political organization, often wielding influence out of public view.
  3. A detective or spy
(Now Rare) An act of spying
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  1. (Now Rare) An act of spying
  2. One who secretly collects information concerning the enemies of a government or group.
  3. A person employed by a government to get secret information about or monitor the affairs, plans, armed forces, etc. of another government
(Informal) A ghost; a specter.
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  1. (Informal) A ghost; a specter.
  2. (Slang) A spy or secret agent

Synonym Study

  • Proxy implies the delegation of power to substitute for another in some formal or ceremonial act some stockholders vote by proxy
  • A deputy is a public official to whom certain authority has been delegated by superiors
  • Factor , a less common term, now usually denotes an agent for the sale of goods
  • An agent is, generally, a person or thing that acts or is capable of acting, or, in this comparison, one who is empowered to act for another a literary agent
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