ataractic agent


An agent is either:

  • an entity who is capable of action
  • someone (or something) who acts on behalf of another person.

In law

In espionage and law enforcement

  • Secret agent, a spy
  • Double agent, in spying
  • Special agent, generally, a federal criminal or non-criminal investigator or detective.
  • Agent provocateur, a person assigned to provoke unrest, violence, debate, or argument by or within a group while acting as a member of the group but covertly representing the interests of another

In economics

In chemistry and warfare:

In linguistics

  • Agent (grammar), one of the thematic roles: the participant of a situation that carries out an action. Replaces "subject" in placement typology.
  • Agent noun (or nomen agentis), one of the derivatemes (a topic from linguistic morphology)

In computer science

In fiction

In finance

  • Agent, a financial institution acting as the operational intermediary in a syndicated loan between the syndicate banks and the borrower. The most common form is the "Administrative Agent".

In popular culture


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