agent englannista suomeksi
tehoaine, reagoiva aine
vaikuttava aine, aine, vaikuttaja
One who exerts power, or has the power to act
1851, Herman Melville, ''Moby-Dick'' Chapter 36
- ''I see in him Dick outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it. That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white whale agent, or be the white whale principal, I will wreak that hate upon him.''
A person who looks for work for another person
4 June 2016, Press Association, ''Ronald Koeman’s agent says Dutchman has agreed terms with Everton''
- Ronald Koeman has agreed a deal with Everton to become their new manager, his agent has reportedly told Dutch media. The agent Rob Jansen said, according to the popular Voetbal International website, that it was now down to Southampton and Everton to agree a compensation package for the Dutchman, who has a year remaining on his contract at St Mary’s.
An active power or cause or substance; something (e.g. biological, chemical, thermal, etc.) that has the power to produce an effect
1807, James Edward Smith, ''An introduction to physiological and systematical botany''/Chapter 11
- So far seems to be the work of chemistry alone; at least we have no right to conclude that any other agent interferes; since hay, when it happens to imbibe moisture, exhibits nearly the same processes."
In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of autonomous process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.
(senseid) The participant of a situation that carries out the action in this situation, e.g. "the boy" in the sentences "The boy kicked the ball" and "The ball was kicked by the boy".
2009, Tarsee Li, ''The Verbal System of the Aramaic of Daniel: An Explanation in the Context of Grammaticalization'', p. 58:
- A verb is typically described as active when its subject is the agent or actor. By contrast, a verb is said to be passive when the subject does not perform the action, but is the patient, target, or undergoer of the action.
1978, John Scarne, ''Scarne's guide to casino gambling'' (page 108)
- Nevada casinos are fleeced out of millions of dollars yearly by agents (cheats acting as players) in collusion with crooked Black Jack dealers and pit bosses.
an undercover (l)
an (l), a surrogate (one who acts on behalf of another)
(l) (someone who works for an intelligence agency)
(l) (agent entrusted with the possession of goods to be sold in the agent's name)
(l) (company agent)