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agent

a person representing a business concern, esp a travelling salesman

Agent

 

in Soviet civil law, a party in a contract of agency. The agent’s duties include the performance of specified legal acts, for example, contracts of sale and management of property, in the name of and on the account of a principal party. The agent may be a legally competent (sui juris) citizen or a legal person (if this is allowed by the latter’s charter or statute). The actions performed by the agent directly generate, change, or extinguish rights and obligations of the principal.

The agent is bound to perform the agency in exact conformity with the principal’s instructions, carry out the agency personally, although in instances provided for by law the responsibilities may be transferred to another person (art. 68 of the RSFSR Civil Code), inform the principal upon demand of progress in performing the agency, submit a report on performance of the agency, and transfer to the principal any property obtained in connection with performance of the agency.

agent

One who is empowered to enter into binding transactions on behalf of another (usually called the principal).

agent

(networking)
In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase "intelligent agent" it implies some kind of automatic process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.

agent

A software routine that waits in the background and performs an action when a specified event occurs. For example, agents could transmit a summary file on the first day of the month or monitor incoming data and alert the user when a certain transaction has arrived. Agents are also called "intelligent agents," "personal agents" and "bots." See mobile agent, bot and workflow.
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Spa White embraces ground-breaking technology whereby white smiles are achievable without a visit to the dentist using a unique formula combined with a fool proof mouth-piece pre-loaded with whitening agents and simple light and heat to accelerate the process.
March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of the Dunkin' Donuts chain, has agreed to remove titanium dioxide, a whitening agent that is commonly a source of nanomaterials, from all powdered sugar used to make the company's donuts.
Demonstrating the region's dynamism, the South Korea trail includes an ingredient that promises to fight thermal aging as well as photoaging, a stabilized whitening agent, a bee venom for anti-acne, and many more.
While home use peroxide-based products are readily available outside of professional dispensing, they are not always reliable due to many factors such as acidic and runny solutions that are easily swallowed and may damage enamel, as well as unproven means to deliver the whitening agent through boil-and-bite mouth trays.
The best way to prevent staining caused by wine, as well as other beverages, is to use a toothpaste containing a whitening agent," advised Dr.
Procter & Gamble officials say Crest Night Effects, which will start shipping in the spring, provides better results by using the unique Liquid Strip Technology that holds the whitening agent to the teeth while a person sleeps.
A space-age halogen laser was used to activate the whitening agent - the process being carried out three times at 20 minutes a go.
William Dorfman, who has a Century City dental practice, developed and markets a popular whitening agent.
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Right now calcium carbonate is used as a whitening agent for regular virgin and recycled paper, but people have discovered that it can replace virgin or recycled paper altogether.
Whitening is a quick, affordable, and safe way to enhance your smile, adding clarity and sparkle via an application of a special whitening agent coated to a custom bleach splint.
The whitening agent then enters the tooth enamel, where it breaks apart the stains and discolorations.