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 agenda (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 Back in 2017, when Senate Democrats were desperate to stop Donald Trump’s agenda, 33 of them, including Manchin, signed a bipartisan letter backing the filibuster in ringing terms. Rich Lowry, National Review, 8 June 2021 Every meeting needs an agenda, period, but that’s not enough; agendas can be disorganized too. Serenity Gibbons, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Tuesday’s board meeting has its own packed agenda, including a possible squabble over a backyard-chickens ordinance. Stephen Hudak,, 7 June 2021 The costs of the 2008 financial crisis and falling tax revenues pushed reform up the international agenda, particularly in Europe. Rochelle Toplensky, WSJ, 7 June 2021 The five-member board approved most of a 113-page agenda, including increasing fees that the Baltimore Police Department charges to have officers staff special events like festivals and parades. Emily Opilo,, 2 June 2021 With the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, the industry agenda, championed by the U.S. trade representative, was liberated from the last remnants of Cold War restraint. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, 1 June 2021 Whoever wins it will face an overwhelming agenda, including a promise for equity in budgeting that has not been realized. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, 26 May 2021 Also on Wednesday’s agenda under budget amendments: $15,000 for Commissioner Bolton’s new office furniture, which has been ordered but not delivered because the funding has not yet been approved. Lisa J. Huriash,, 25 May 2021

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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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12 Jun 2021

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“Agenda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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