• Agenda


    • UK IPA: /əˈdʒɛn.də/
    • Rhymes: -ɛndə
    • US IPA: /ʌˈdʒɛn.də/
    • Rhymes: -ɛndə


    From Latin agenda ("things which ought to be done"), future passive participle (gerundive) of agō ("I do, act, make").

    Full definition of agenda



    (plural agendas)
    1. (now rare) Plural of agendum
    2. A temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to.
      • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Riseshttp://www.avclub.com/articles/the-dark-knight-rises-review-batman,82624/Where the Joker preys on our fears of random, irrational acts of terror, Bane has an all-consuming, dictatorial agenda that’s more stable and permanent, a New World Order that’s been planned out with the precision of a military coup.
    3. A list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting).
    4. A notebook used to organize and maintain such plans or lists, an agenda book, an agenda planner.
      • 2005, Linda Wilmshurst, Alan W. Brue, A Parent's Guide To Special Education: Insider Advice On How To Navigate The System And Help Your Child Succeed, ISBN 0814472834, page 145A homework agenda, sometimes called a student planner, is a notebook often used to help your child keep track of daily homework assignments.
      • 2011, Spencer Marc Aronfeld, Make It Your Own Law Firm: The Ultimate Law Student's Guide to Owning, Managing, and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm, AuthorHouse, page 12It may be better to simply buy an agenda at the drug store for five dollars, but you need to keep this stuff accurate.
      • 2011, David Campos, Rocio Delgado, Mary Esther Huerta, Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners, ISBN 1416612726, page 160The children will use an agenda book that the school provides to organize their homework information. Before leaving for home, the children will neatly write their assignments and related directions in their agendas.

    Usage notes

    The word agenda is the Latin plural of agendum, but in English the word agenda is usually taken as a singular, and item on the agenda used for individual things in the list.


    Derived terms

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