Agency vs Mode - What's the difference?

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Agency is a related term of mode.

As nouns the difference between agency and mode

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(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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    (wikipedia mode)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) mode, from (etyl)


    (en noun)
  • (music) One of several ancient scales, one of which corresponds to the modern major scale and one to the natural minor scale
  • A particular means of accomplishing something.
  • What was the mode of entry?
  • * 1855 , Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society (volume 9, page 205)
  • An effectual and unexpensive mode of Protecting Wall-Trees from Spring-Frosts.
  • (statistics) The most frequently occurring value in a distribution
  • (mathematics, physics) A state of a system that is represented by an eigenfunction of that system.
  • (computing) One of various related sets of rules for processing data.
  • In insert mode , characters typed are directly inserted into the buffer
  • (grammar) A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
  • Derived terms
    * (music) Aeolian mode, Dorian mode, Ionian mode, Locrian mode, Lydian mode, Mixolydian mode, Phrygian mode * (grammar) imperative mode, indicative mode, infinitive mode, subjunctive mode * (computing) immediate mode, protected mode, real mode, retained mode * collective mode * dual mode * soft mode
    * (grammar) mood, grammatical mood
    * (grammar) See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • Style or fashion.
  • See also

    * bimodal distribution * median * mean * modal


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