M vs Agency - What's the difference?

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As a letter m

is the thirteenth letter of the.

As a symbol m

is meter (metre), the unit of length in the international system of units.

As a numeral m

is cardinal number one thousand (1000).

As a noun agency is

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



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Etymology 1

Modification of capital letter M, from (etyl) letter .


  • The thirteenth letter of the .
  • See also

    (Latn-script) * (other scripts) * Turned:

    Etymology 2

    Various abbreviations.


    (Bilabial nasal) (head)
  • meter (metre), the unit of length in the International System of Units
  • milli-
  • .
  • mass
  • month or months
  • Etymology 3

    From upper case roman numeral M (1000), an alteration of ?, from ?, an alteration of ?, an alteration of ?, from encircling X (the roman numeral for ten) to indicate the hundredth ten.

    Alternative forms

    * M,


  • cardinal number one thousand (1000)
  • Synonyms

    See also

    {{Letter , page=M , NATO=Mike , Morse=–– , Character=M , Braille=? }} Image:Latin M.png, Capital and lowercase versions of M , in normal and italic type Image:Fraktur letter M.png, Uppercase and lowercase M in Fraktur ----



    (Webster 1913)


  • 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


    * action * operation * efficiency * instrumentality * management

    Derived terms

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