agenda

noun
agen·​da | \ ə-ˈjen-də \

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 \ -​də-​ləs \ 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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The reform agenda that pulled Spain out of its crisis nearly a decade ago is in jeopardy amid political instability in Madrid. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Europe’s Boom That Wasn’t," 8 Jan. 2019 As a result, the Trump administration's antitrust agenda has not been dramatically different from that of previous Republican presidents. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Republicans are mad at Google for search bias—will they do anything about it?," 12 Dec. 2018 The first item on the agenda was to review differences in flight control systems between the MAX and its predecessor 737 model, called the NG or next generation, according to people briefed on plans for the call. David Koenig, The Seattle Times, "Boeing delays call to discuss issues with its newest plane," 20 Nov. 2018 The Spellmans’ coven is literally ruled by the devil himself, the Dark Lord, who has a relentless agenda to make Sabrina his faithful mistress. Kelsea Stahler, Teen Vogue, "The Resurgence of Witches in Pop Culture Like Sabrina, AHS "Coven," and "Charmed" Reflects Women in the Real World," 14 Nov. 2018 Are my eyelashes the latest manifestation of a capitalist agenda? Lena Dunham, Vogue, "Lena Dunham Goes on the Ultimate Eyelash Adventure in Los Angeles," 12 Nov. 2018 To Republican leaders, this anti-women agenda is a feature, not a bug. Alyssa Milano, Harper's BAZAAR, "Republicans Are Waging War on Women—and Two Women Can Stop Them," 20 Sep. 2018 The Thirteen Club's agenda was simple: Sit a group of 13 people for dinner to prove that no one would die after a year. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Why Do People Think the Number 13 Is Unlucky? Let's Talk About Triskaidekaphobia," 29 Aug. 2018 School Board Trustee Robert Buggs criticized Hinckley for not providing a public agenda prior to the forum and encouraging residents to privately ask questions following the meeting. Meredith Colias-pete, Post-Tribune, "Resident at first Gary schools forum: 'Where do you come down in terms of obligations to the community?'," 11 July 2018

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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

noun

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

agenda

noun
agen·​da | \ ə-ˈjen-də \

Kids Definition of agenda

: a list of things to be done or talked about

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