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 An ordinance to amend city code to ban smoking in outdoor/patio dining areas and nearby areas is also on the agenda. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2021 The mayor could influence the future discussion but cannot act to produce more school choices for city families, and there’s no next step on the agenda for charter proponents., 11 Sep. 2021 The next item on the agenda for Bates-Diop is to make the team out of training camp. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Sep. 2021 Tucked inside the Innovation and Competition Act, recently passed by the Senate and now on the House’s agenda, are crucial updates to foreign-gift transparency laws — and some big opportunities for improvement. Rachelle Peterson, National Review, 7 Sep. 2021 Other events are on the agenda for Bradford over the next two days, including a gala at the Mohegan Sun property in Uncasville, Conn., and a ceremony proclaiming Sept. 8 as Miss America Day. Mary Colurso |, al, 7 Sep. 2021 Amorous activities may be on the agenda in the wee hours of the night. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 6 Sep. 2021 Delays, long lines and confusion over restrictions are also all back on the agenda in the pandemic era. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 4 Sep. 2021 Garvey said the project will be on the agenda at the board’s Capital Planning Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Sands Community Room at Chagrin Falls High School. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 2 Sep. 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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“Agenda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 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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