- The definition of an agenda is a list of things to be done or considered.
- The program given to those attending a conference is an example of an agenda.
- The set of issues and policies those in government use to gain support are an example of political agenda.
agenda definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. agendas
program of things to be done; specif., a list of things to be dealt with at a meeting
Origin: Classical Latin neuter plural of agendum, gerund, gerundive of agere, act
agenda definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. a·gen·das
- A list or program of things to be done or considered: “They share with them an agenda beyond the immediate goal of democratization of the electoral process” (Daniel Sneider).
- A plural of agendum.
Origin: Latin, pl. of agendum, agendum; see agendum.Usage Note: It is true that Cicero would have used agendum to refer to a single item of business before the Roman Senate, with agenda as its plural. But in Modern English a phrase such as item on the agenda expresses the sense of agendum, and agenda is used as a singular noun to denote the set or list of such items, as in The agenda for the meeting has not yet been set. If a plural of agenda is required, the form should be agendas: The agendas of both meetings are exceptionally varied.
Variant of agendum