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

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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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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11 Aug 2022

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“Agenda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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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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