Mediator vs Agency - What's the difference?

mediator | agency |


As nouns the difference between mediator and agency

is that mediator is mediator while agency is the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power; action or activity; operation.

mediator

English

Alternative forms

* mediatour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who negotiates between parties seeking mutual agreement
  • Synonyms

    * negotiator

    agency

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (agencies)
  • The capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power; action or activity; operation.
  • The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. --Woodward.
  • A person or thing through which power is exerted or an end is achieved: instrumentality, means.
  • The office or function of an agent; also, the relationship between a principal and that person's agent.
  • An establishment engaged in doing business for another; also, the place of business or the district of such an agency.
  • 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

    Synonyms

    * action * operation * efficiency * instrumentality * management

    Derived terms

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