agen·​da | \ ə-ˈjen-də How to pronounce agenda (audio) \

Definition of agenda

1 : a list or outline of things to be considered or done agendas of faculty meetings
2 : an underlying often ideological plan or program a political agenda

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Other Words from agenda

agendaless \ ə-​ˈjen-​də-​ləs How to pronounce agendaless (audio) \ adjective

Examples of agenda in a Sentence

The committee set the agenda for the next several years of research. There are several items on the agenda for tonight's meeting. What's the first item on the agenda? Such an idea has been high on the political agenda for some time. He wants to push his own agenda no matter what the others say.
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Recent Examples on the Web Of course someone has his or her own agenda; focus on making your own breakthroughs toward attaining your own dreams. oregonlive, "Horoscope for June 19, 2020: Happy birthday Paul Dano; Aries, set aside some ‘me’ time," 19 June 2020 On our next agenda, Phoenix City Council will vote to mandate face masks for residents going to essential businesses and in public spaces. NBC News, "Life in Arizona has almost returned to normal. A coronavirus surge could send it back.," 19 June 2020 But the president’s hard-line advisers, including Stephen Miller, the architect of his immigration agenda, have urged the president to follow through on his promise to his conservative supporters. Emily Cochrane,, "Trump says administration will try again to end ‘Dreamers’ program," 19 June 2020 King found that many who once supported his desegregation efforts were less than enthusiastic about his agenda on jobs and poverty. Eddie S. Glaude, The New Yorker, "The History That James Baldwin Wanted America To See," 19 June 2020 The Brown Shirt’s mission was to riot, burn, beat up and kill citizens in an effort to sway the elections to ensure their National Socialist agenda. Mariah Timms, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Did Adolf Hitler defund the police in Nazi Germany?," 19 June 2020 Earlier Monday, the school’s board of trustees had added the discussion of renaming buildings to its meeting agenda for Friday, June 19, board chair John Von Lehe said. al, "University of South Carolina may rename building named for Alabama doctor who experimented on slaves," 17 June 2020 On Monday, City Council took off its agenda for Tuesday a request to extend a contract for the use of the software. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Protesters head onto Detroit streets for 18th day, may head to City Council's homes," 15 June 2020 Last month, Putin ordered an end to the nationwide economic shutdown and set dates for the two main events on his agenda that were postponed due to the coronavirus. Fox News, "Russia's Putin reappears in public after spending more than 2 months in lockdown," 13 June 2020

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First Known Use of agenda

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for agenda

from plural of agendum or its Latin source, taken as a singular noun

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The first known use of agenda was in 1751

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23 Jun 2020

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“Agenda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of agenda

: a list of things to be considered or done
: a plan or goal that guides someone's behavior and that is often kept secret


agen·​da | \ ə-ˈjen-də How to pronounce agenda (audio) \

Kids Definition of agenda

: a list of things to be done or talked about

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