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Agency vs. Agentic

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Agencynoun

The capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power; action or activity; operation.

Agenticadjective

That behaves like an agent: able to express or expressing agency or control on one's own behalf or on the behalf of another.

Agencynoun

An individual or object through which power is exerted or an end is achieved: instrumentality, means.

Agenticadjective

that obeys authority (introduced in Milgram's theory).

‘Most individuals can be easily triggered to enter, and be comfortable in the agentic state.’;

Agencynoun

The office or function of an agent; also, the relationship between a principal and that person's agent.

Agenticadjective

(psychology) Having to do with performance, or achieving status.

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Agencynoun

An establishment engaged in doing business for another; also, the place of business or the district of such an agency.

Agenticadjective

(psychology) Having agency; able to make independent decisions in pursuit of a goal.

‘Billy was agentic in his learning and didn't only do what the teacher told him.’;

Agencynoun

A department or other administrative unit of a government; also, the office or headquarters of, or the district administered by such unit of government.

‘Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’; ‘Central Intelligence Agency’;

Agencynoun

The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.

‘The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world.’;

Agencynoun

The office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one intrusted with the concerns of another.

Agencynoun

The place of business of am agent.

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Agencynoun

an administrative unit of government;

‘the Central Intelligence Agency’; ‘the Census Bureau’; ‘Office of Management and Budget’; ‘Tennessee Valley Authority’;

Agencynoun

a business that serves other businesses

Agencynoun

the state of being in action or exerting power;

‘the agency of providence’; ‘she has free agency’;

Agencynoun

the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent

Agencynoun

how a result is obtained or an end is achieved;

‘a means of control’; ‘an example is the best agency of instruction’; ‘the true way to success’;

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