agreement

Definitions

  • "I TOOK THE FATHER ASIDE AND SHOWED HIM MY AGREEMENT."
    "I TOOK THE FATHER ASIDE AND SHOWED HIM MY AGREEMENT."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agreement compatibility of observations "there was no agreement between theory and measurement","the results of two tests were in correspondence"
    • n agreement the thing arranged or agreed to "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"
    • n agreement the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business","there was an understanding between management and the workers"
    • n agreement the verbal act of agreeing
    • n agreement the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
    • n agreement harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters "the two parties were in agreement"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When gentlemen in medieval Japan wished to seal an agreement, they urinated together, crisscrossing their streams of urine.
    • Agreement (Law) A concurrence in an engagement that something shall be done or omitted; an exchange of promises; mutual understanding, arrangement, or stipulation; a contract.
    • Agreement (Gram) Concord or correspondence of one word with another in gender, number, case, or person.
    • Agreement State of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character; concurrence; concord; conformity; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council. "What agreement hath the temple of God with idols ?""Expansion and duration have this further agreement ."
    • Agreement (Law) The language, oral or written, embodying reciprocal promises.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agreement The state of agreeing or of being in accord. Concord; harmony; conformity; resemblance; suitableness.
    • n agreement Union of opinions or sentiments; harmony in feeling; absence of dissension: as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council.
    • n agreement In grammar, correspondence of words in respect of number, gender, etc. See agree, v., I., 8. In logic, capability of being true together: said of terms.
    • n agreement The act of coming to a mutual arrangement; a bargain, contract, covenant, or treaty: as, he made an agreement for the purchase of a house.
    • n agreement Agreeable quality or circumstance; agreeableness: generally in the plural.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agreement concord: conformity: harmony: a bargain or contract
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Quotations

  • Eldridge Cleaver
    Eldridge Cleaver
    “Too much agreement kills the chat.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    Malcolm%20Muggeridge
    “There's nothing is this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Better a lean agreement than a fat lawsuit.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    Elwyn%20Brooks%20White
    “There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.”
  • Werner Erhard
    Werner Erhard
    “Your life works to the degree you keep your agreements.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. agrément,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. agréer, to accept kindly—L. ad, to, and gratus, pleasing.

Usage

In literature:

Competition was met by agreement after agreement, 'gentleman's' and otherwise, but in vain.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
You've done the wisest thing there was to be done, Mother, and I'll fulfill your agreement to the last day.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The agreement must, therefore, rather be explained from the circumstance, that it was by the announcement in chap.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2" by Ernst Hengstenberg
But I got their agreements; I told you it took me two hours.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Lansing's speech as to Anglo-American agreement refers to the Bryan agreement.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
An attempt was made at the Second Hague Conference to come to an agreement on the chief points of difference.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
The controversy as to fur-sealing on the Pacific was settled by international agreement in 1911.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
Also, no one shall make a secret agreement with another, at the peril of losing his benefice.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
Jackson and Gen. Price, leading to an agreement which Gen. Harney published in a proclamation.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
For one reason, because there is complete agreement among experts.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
Passing over trade agreements affecting the Eastern empire, the modern commercial treaty system came into existence in the 12th century.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
The period of direct Soviet influence in Albania began in September 1948, when the first joint economic agreement was signed.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Law did not concern itself at first with agreements or breaches of agreements.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
Marriage," she explained, "was a sort of cooperative agreement that the ancient people were supposed to have entered into.
"World Without War" by E. G. von Wald
The agreement will come next week.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
Verdet's own observations, conducted with great care, fully confirm this view, and exhibit a complete agreement with theory.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
On August 22, 1944, the Bulgarian government publicly announced that it was ready for a peace agreement with the Allies.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
His agreement to sever relations with Magda Lupescu was not kept, however, and in protest Maniu resigned the premiership.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
So the contest went on without agreement until it finally lapsed.
"A History of the Third French Republic" by C. H. C. Wright
It was evidently not possible to arrive at once at an agreement on all its details.
"The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection" by Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schäffle
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In poetry:

I don't know what you'll think, Sir—I didn't come to inquire—
But I picked up that agreement and stuffed it in the fire;
And I told her we'd bury the hatchet alongside of the cow;
And we struck an agreement never to have another row.
"How Betsey and I made up" by Will McKendree Carleton
Pagett, M.P., was a liar, and a fluent liar therewith —
He spoke of the heat of India as the "Asian Solar Myth";
Came on a four months' visit, to "study the East," in November,
And I got him to sign an agreement vowing to stay till September.
"Pagett, M.P." by Rudyard Kipling
And so I have talked with Betsey, and Betsey has talked with me,
And we have agreed together that we can't never agree;
And what is hers shall be hers, and what is mine shall be mine;
And I'll put it in the agreement, and take it to her to sign.
"Betsey And I Are Out" by William McKendree Carleton
So draw up the paper, lawyer, and I'll go home to-night,
And read the agreement to her, and see if it's all right;
And then, in the mornin', I'll sell to a tradin' man I know,
And kiss the child that was left to us, and out in the world I'll go.
"Betsey And I Are Out" by William McKendree Carleton
Maybe you'll think me soft, Sir, a-talkin' in this style,
But somehow it does me lots of good to tell it once in a while;
And I do it for a compliment--'tis so that you can see
That that there written agreement of yours was just the makin' of me.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton
Maybe you'll think me soft, Sir, a-talkin' in this style,
But somehow it does me lots of good to tell it once in a while;
And I do it for a compliment—'tis so that you can see
That that there written agreement of yours was just the makin' of me.
"How Betsey and I made up" by Will McKendree Carleton

In news:

Law Firms Highlights Of The Dominican Republic-Central America- United States Free Trade Agreement ( CAFTA ).
President Bush visited Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge lawmakers to pass the Central American Free Trade Agreement, which some legislators fear will threaten jobs.
Experts make the case for and against the trade agreement.
The House is set to vote on the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
Rob Portman, the new trade representative, discusses the US trade deficit with China and the controversial Central America Free Trade Agreement.
United States dairy officials hailed the US-Central America Free Trade Agreement ( CAFTA ) as one that will expand overseas markets for US dairy products.
Cairn India Group will become operator of Block 1 in the Orange basin offshore western South Africa under a farm-in agreement with Petroleum Oil & Gas Corp. Cairn India will own a 60% interest.
They scored a significant victory Thursday by reaching agreement on a five-year deal with defensive end Calais Campbell.
Congress approved a series of free trade agreements on Wednesday that backers say will give the economy a much needed lift.
Is the largest such agreement since the one with Mexico and Canada 16 years ago.
Molecular Imaging entered into a licensing agreement with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to access a number of luciferase-enabled cancer cell lines developed at Dana-Farber.
South Korea Passes US Free-Trade Agreement, Lawmaker Sets Off Tear Gas Canister in Protest.
After no previous agreement, Fremont Cannon game to be televised in Las Vegas.
Five Star Food Service has signed an agreement to become a Canteen franchisee.
Packers, Capers reach agreement on deal.
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In science:

Assuming that roughly 0.8% of the bus arrivals is not notified and rejecting the same amount of randomly chosen data from the random matrix eigenvalues, we get very satisfactory agreement.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
The agreement with the GUE distribution is evident.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
Here the agreement is good up to time interval T ≈ 3.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
Numerical simulations show that a good agreement with the random matrix theory is obtained when the summation in (6) is restricted and involves three neighboring particles only.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
While we see a clear correlation, there is no quantitative agreement.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
This local H I column density threshold appears to be in better agreement with the observations of UGC 12695 (i.e. note the green contours in Figure 6), although the beam size makes a detailed analysis impossible.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
UGC 12687’s observed morphology is in close agreement with their results while its central continuum emission and UV-excess indicate a considerable nuclear star formation activity, hinting at well developed bar kinematics efficient in fueling H I to the central region.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
The Very Large Array is a facility of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
Numerical calculations are in good agreement with the results of the analytical calculations.
Random-mass Dirac fermions in an imaginary vector potential: Delocalization transition and localization length
We verified that the density of states obtained by the transfer-matrix methods is in good agreement with the analytical calculation in Ref. .
Random-mass Dirac fermions in an imaginary vector potential: Delocalization transition and localization length
The analytical and numerical results are in good agreement.
Random-mass Dirac fermions in an imaginary vector potential: Delocalization transition and localization length
Indeed, when independent measurements of the conditions in the post-shock gas have been made (see Frail & Mitchell; Reach & Rho 1998, 1999) the gas properties are in agreement with these theoretical expectations.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
Elitzur’s maser polarization model), the fields estimated from OH (1720 MHz) masers are in agreement with the values predicted by Crutcher’s relation.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
Such agreement might be expected if the observed scaling were the result of ambipolar diffusion in both types of regions.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
The estimated field strengths, which we denote Bθ , range from 0.2 to 2 mG and are in good agreement with those measured in the five other SNR (0.1 - 4 mG) for which Zeeman OH (1720 MHz) maser studies exist (Koralesky et al. 1997 and references therein).
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
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