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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Macron abruptly put the Amazon fires on the agenda and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with several South American states, including Brazil. Washington Post, "Major issues, minimal expectations for G-7 summit in France," 24 Aug. 2019 The Scottish Premiership is well underway and Rangers are looking to break Celtic's spell of dominance at the ninth time of asking, with a tricky away day at St Mirren on Sunday next up on the agenda for Steven Gerrard's men., "St Mirren vs Rangers: Where to Watch, Buy Tickets, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 23 Aug. 2019 On paper, there's a lot purportedly going on here, but as seems increasingly common for artists of this echelon, editing of ideas doesn't appear to be on the agenda. Jonny Coleman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: Taylor Swift's Sunny 'Lover' Plays it Safe," 23 Aug. 2019 Leaders from Case Western Reserve University will lead 1,000 of us in their Appreciative Inquiry process to find community-wide consensus on an agenda for prosperity., "Cleveland is on the doorstep of doing something remarkable that no other city has done, but we could screw it up, especially if you don’t join," 20 Aug. 2019 The higher rate was on the agenda for Tuesday’s School Board meeting until Monday, after a reporter questioned the expense. Scott Travis,, "School Board member scales back request to stay at hotel for $480 a night," 20 Aug. 2019 Breakers coach John Shanahan said that perusing museums along the National Mall and a nighttime tour of several monuments — the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial and Lincoln Memorial among them — will be on the agenda. Andrew Turner, Daily Pilot, "High School Football Preview: Laguna Beach hopes to continue recent success," 17 Aug. 2019 In theory, flexibility is firmly on the agenda for companies that want employees to thrive. Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "The three-stage blueprint for “crafting” a flexible career," 13 Aug. 2019 The genocide issue, while important, was far from the only topic on the agenda. Quartz Africa, "Even after acknowledging the Namibia genocide of WWI, Germany still hasn’t learned the key lesson," 10 Aug. 2019

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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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