Agenda



a list, plan, outline, or the like, of things to be done, matters to be acted or voted upon, etc.:
The chairman says we have a lengthy agenda this afternoon.
an .
something that is to be done.
an item on an agenda.
Contemporary Examples

He is intent on pursuing his own agenda and grappling with a serious crisis of financial institutions.
Will Obama Prosecute Bush’s Team For Torture? Scott Horton November 30, 2008

The agenda is likely to focus on Syria, which has been a bane to the pope since taking office last March.
Putin to Meet Pope Francis in Rome Barbie Latza Nadeau November 24, 2013

He also put a resolution of the incredibly intractable Arab-Israel peace process at the top of his agenda.
Obama’s American Exceptionalism Christopher Dickey September 23, 2013

Davos is about dialogue, and each day a number of fascinating voices are on the agenda.
Davos World Economic Forum Begins With a Focus on Capitalism on the Brain Barbie Latza Nadeau January 24, 2012

The difference is that Obama is hiding his left-wing agenda, and Romney has no agenda.
Congressional GOP Caves on Payroll-Tax Extension, Ducks a Fight With Obama John Batchelor February 16, 2012

Historical Examples

The general strike had been put down upon the agenda for discussion.
Violence and the Labor Movement Robert Hunter

The next thing on the agenda is a crash-priority try at a peyondix team.
Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith

I saw that it was one of the most urgent questions on the agenda.
The Cathedral Sir Hugh Walpole

The report was first on the agenda, so the kids could go home to bed.
Stopover William Gerken

There was always an agenda paper; but it was apt to turn out a delusion and a snare.
Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918 Sir Stanley Maude

noun
(functioning as sing) Also called agendum. a schedule or list of items to be attended to
(functioning as pl) Also called agendas, agendums. matters to be attended to, as at a meeting of a committee
n.

1650s, from Latin agenda, literally “things to be done,” neuter plural of agendus, gerundive of agere “to do” (see act (n.)). Originally theological (opposed to matters of belief), sense of “items of business to be done at a meeting” first attested 1882. “If a singular is required (=one item of the agenda) it is now agendum, the former singular agend being obsolete” [Fowler].

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