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agent-general

a·gent-gen·er·al
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey-juh nt jen-er-uh l]
    • /ˈeɪ dʒənt ˈdʒɛn ər əl/
    • /ˈeɪdʒənt ˈdʒenrəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-juh nt jen-er-uh l]
    • /ˈeɪ dʒənt ˈdʒɛn ər əl/

Definitions of agent-general word

  • noun agent-general a representative in London of a Canadian province or an Australian state 3
  • noun plural agent-general a chief representative. 1
  • noun plural agent-general a person sent to England from a British dominion to represent the interests of the dominion. 1

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Origin of agent-general

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1910-15

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Parts of speech for Agent-general

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

agent-general popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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