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 \ -​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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However, progress on a top agenda item—a deal on industrial trade that would slash duties and non-tariff barriers—has been elusive. Paul Hannon, WSJ, "EU’s Trade Surplus With U.S., a Bone of Contention for Trump, Hits Record," 15 Feb. 2019 So the first agenda item at her board meeting this week is to decide how much to donate for headstones and urns. Claire Galofaro, The Seattle Times, "Moms of the dead from drugs: “Where is the outrage for us?”," 29 Jan. 2019 But the ballot item on next week’s school board agenda, drafted by superintendent Alberto Carvalho’s office and posted online Wednesday, has caught some board members off guard. Colleen Wright, miamiherald, "Vague ballot language confuses Miami-Dade schools’ bid to raise taxes to pay teachers," 12 July 2018 Also on Wednesday, May 15, warrior planet Mars enters your sign, giving you extra strength and energy to push for your own personal agenda. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What May’s Cancer Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 30 Apr. 2019 Since then, Bannon has continued to push his populist and nationalist agenda in speeches across Europe. Amy B Wang,, "Bookstore owner defends calling police on woman who told Steve Bannon he was 'a piece of trash'," 8 July 2018 In the second World Cup, in 1934, Benito Mussolini used the World Cup to promote his fascist agenda. Ann Killion,, "Casting a wary eye toward World Cup host Russia," 6 July 2018 Our agenda, in terms of the story, was always based on character., "GLOW's Creators On Writing Season 2's Explosive Sexual Harassment Storyline," 2 July 2018 The zoning committee finally put GlenStar’s proposal on the agenda in response to the lawsuit—but, GlenStar’s attorney Peter Friedman argues, today’s denial doesn’t negate the harm the developer is suing over. Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader, "News / Housing Lost battle on affordable housing means war on aldermanic prerogative will continue," 26 June 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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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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