special agent


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n special agent someone whose authority is limited to the special undertaking they have been instructed to perform
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In literature:

Sometimes special agents were sent out to scour the state and gather in pupils.
"The Deaf" by Harry Best
It was procured by one of our special agents at the head waters of the Amazon at tremendous expense.
"Side Show Studies" by Francis Metcalfe
The governor informed T. P. Andrews, the special agent, that he would hold no further correspondence with him.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
Special terms to agents.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [May, 1897]" by Various
AGENTS WANTED, to whom special terms will be given.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
Telephone wires hummed, and every man available on the special agent's force was brought into action.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
Then, when the first robbery occurred, I engaged him as a sort of special agent.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
Thus the craft guild arose, not in antagonism to the merchant guild, but as a special agent of it.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
He is a special agent.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
One of my special agents abroad has cabled me to look out for it.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
Professor C. C. Georgeson is the special agent in charge of the work, which has been very successful.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
Acting recipient of special injunctions I was not a free agent.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
A special aspect of them in Virgil is that of agents employed by the higher gods to stir up mischief, strife and hatred upon earth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
Derwent, who was facing the door, was the first to see Carr, but before he could warn his companion, the special agent was on top of them.
"On Secret Service" by William Nelson Taft
A young woman and her husband were special objects of attention to the agents.
"The Leaven in a Great City" by Lillian William Betts
A. Brouillet; the other by one J. Ross Browne, special agent of the United States revenue department.
"A History of Oregon, 1792-1849" by William Henry Gray
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
As a capacity for exercise of power, it resides in and proceeds from some special agent, some individual.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
Agents wanted, to whom special terms will be given.
"The Natural Cure of Consumption, Constipation, Bright's Disease, Neuralgia, Rheumatism," by Charles Edward Page
The origin of this Special Agent System will be given elsewhere.
"Ten Years Among the Mail Bags" by James Holbrook

In news:

Marcus Anthony Cox, center, is sworn in as an honorary federal special agent on Feb 22 at First Assembly of God Church in Minot.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the mysterious murder of ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata, a Brownsville native, who was gunned down on a stretch of highway in central Mexico on February 15, 2011.
DePasquale is a retired Chief Warrant Officer Special Agent with the US Department of Defense.
He became one of the highest decorated in his field as a Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent .
Mexican drug gang Zetas suspected in US special agent killing.
Longtime GBI Special Agent Jackson to retire soon.
Jay Balchunas, a Senior Special Agent with the Wisconsin DOJ served as a member of the New Berlin Volunteer Fire Department.
Murdered Wisconsin Special Agent Was Firefighter.
FBI special agent Rolando Munoz said 68 pieces of luggage from various international flights were discovered.
Special Travel Agent Rates at Aqua Hotels & Resorts.
Aqua Hotels & Resorts is encouraging travel agent s to experience its collection of Hawaii properties by offering special "FAM trip" rates through December 23, 2013.
For that, go to Carnival.com, but for all the cruises in this column, just go online to the cruise line's website or check with a travel agent who specializes in cruising.
Michael Weatherly , best known for his role as Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo on the television series NCIS, is expecting his second child.
Affidavit of Francis J Bowles, Jr, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, that mentions TU athletic director Ross Parmley as an "admitted gambler".
Aqua Hotels & Resorts is encouraging travel agents to experience its collection of Hawaii properties by offering special "FAM trip" rates through December 23, 2013.

In science:

In the special circumstance when the two agents have the same wealth, the probability of each of them winning is 1/2, irrespective of the value of β .
Stochastic Maps, Wealth Distribution in Random Asset Exchange Models and the Marginal Utility of Relative Wealth
User Agents are probed with special SIP messages and the responses are analysed and compared with the response behaviour of standard clients.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
Moreover, as socio-economic differentiation and specialization imply heterogeneity, they cannot be understood as emergent phenomena within a representative agent approach.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
While the work of Moulin [?] concentrated on general single-peaked2 preferences [?], Schummer and Vohra [?] considered the special case in which the cost incurred by an agent is the length of the shortest path from the facility to her location.
Randomized Strategyproof Mechanisms for Facility Location and the Mini-Sum-of-Squares Objective
Indeed, one can easily verify that this is a special case in which m = n, w is the uniform distribution over [n], and for every i ∈ [n], fi (x) = xi (i.e., fi is dictatorship with agent i as the dictator).
Randomized Strategyproof Mechanisms for Facility Location and the Mini-Sum-of-Squares Objective
Now, the dif fusion equation assumes unlimited speeds of microscopic agents, clearly an untenable thesis in view of special relativity.
Remarks on random evolutions in Hamiltonian representation
The top quark’s special status as the most massive known matter particle, and the only fermion with an unsuppressed coupling to the agents of electroweak symmetry breaking, make it a prime target for all future colliders.
Linear Collider Physics Resource Book for Snowmass 2001 - Part 1: Introduction
The constancy of H0 from global cosmic scales down to 4.4 Mpc or even 2.5 Mpc (see also Ekholm et al. 2001) in spite of the inhomogeneous mass distribution requires a special agent.
The Hubble Constant: A Summary of the HST Program for the Luminosity Calibration of Type Ia Supernovae by Means of Cepheids
Every environment must include at least three agents: the evaluated agent, and two special agents Good and E v il.
On the influence of intelligence in (social) intelligence testing environments
In the special case where all rewards are non-positive, these problems are referred to as stochastic shortest path problems, because the rewards can be viewed as costs (i.e., lengths), and the policy attempts to move the agent along the path of minimum expected cost.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
The other very special case is c = 0 : all agents have two opposite strategies, thus there is no asymmetry in the outcome.
Modeling Market Mechanism with Minority Game
VII, to a good approximation, the value of H/P is the only relevant information we need to retain of the stationary state of the MG without the special agent.
Modeling Market Mechanism with Minority Game
Every agent has only two kind of tasks, namely A and B . we describe the level of specialization of agent by his working-time share spent on producing A or B .
Division of Labor as the Result of Phase Transition
That means if the intensity of technical progress is big enough, the agent would definitely specialized in a kind of task.
Division of Labor as the Result of Phase Transition
This fact notwithstanding, there has been no technical platform for real stock trading agent development and no special-purpose server generally available.
Implementing an Agent Trade Server