agenda

agenda a‧gen‧da [əˈdʒendə] noun [countable]
1. a list of the subjects to be discussed at a meeting:

• What's the first item on the agenda?

High on the agenda of today’s meeting of the G8 is global warming.

2. a list of things that someone considers important or that they are planning to do:

• The recent strengthening of the dollar - and how to stop it - should be at the top of the agenda.

3. hidden agenda someone's secret plan or aims, rather than the ones that they say that they have:

• The union accused the company board of having a hidden agenda.

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agenda UK US /əˈdʒendə/ noun [C]
the things that a person or organization considers to be important and wants to solve or achieve, or their reasons for wanting to do something: »

Agendas change with the times, as every CEO knows.

economic/environmental/political agenda »

The Senator's environmental agenda is negative for traditional energy producers, but positive for alternative energy producers.

be at the top of/be high on the agenda »

The plight of poorer countries is high on the WTO's agenda.

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Like any businessman he has an agenda, and that should not be forgotten.

set/lay out/establish an agenda »

Company directors are attempting to lay out an agenda for reducing future financial risks.

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I strongly suspect that the author has a hidden agenda.

MEETINGS a list of things to be discussed during a meeting: »

If you don't have a structured agenda, people will bring up side issues that aren't relevant to solving the problem.

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The next item on the agenda is a special report from the Advisory Committee.

be at the top of/be high on the agenda »

At a meeting of finance ministers in St Petersburg, security of energy supply was at the top of the agenda.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Agenda — Agenda …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • agenda — [ aʒɛ̃da ] n. m. • 1535; mot lat. « choses à faire », spécialt « office » en lat. médiév., d où agende fin XIIIe , en ce sens ♦ Carnet sur lequel on inscrit jour par jour ce qu on doit faire, ses rendez vous, ses dépenses, etc. Agendas de poche,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Agenda — (vom Lateinischen agenda, Neutrum Plural des Gerundivs agendum, wörtlich „das zu Treibende oder zu Tuende, d.h. das, was getan werden muss“; im Deutschen jetzt fälschlicherweise als Femininum Singular gebraucht) ist ein im romanischen und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Agenda 21 — is a programme run by the United Nations (UN) related to sustainable development. It is a comprehensive blueprint of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in… …   Wikipedia

  • Agenda — may refer to: * Agenda (meeting), points to be discussed; sometimes refers to the list of topics itself * Political agenda, the set of goals of an ideological group; also used as above, the topics under discussion by a government * Lotus Agenda,… …   Wikipedia

  • agendă — AGÉNDĂ, agende, s.f. 1. Carnet cu foi ca de calendar, în care se notează lucrările care urmează să fie făcute la anumite date. 2. Ordine de zi. – Din fr., lat. agenda. Trimis de ana zecheru, 10.11.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  AGÉNDĂ s. v. ordine de zi.… …   Dicționar Român

  • agenda — sustantivo femenino 1. Libro o cuaderno en que se anotan datos de interés personal: agenda de teléfonos, agenda de direcciones, agenda de notas, consultar la agenda. Me lo apuntaré en la agenda para no olvidarme. 2. Programa de trabajo o de… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • AGENDA — AE, vox Ecclesiae Romanae. Dicuntur autem Agendae, munia Canonica, statutis temporibus agenda, ut officium (quod dicitur) Matutinum et Vespertinum Capitular. Caroli l. 6. c. 234. Si quis Presbyter, inconsultô Episcopô, Agendam in quolibet loco… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • agenda — 1. The essential plurality of this word (= things to be done) has been worn to extinction by usage. Its dominant sense now is ‘a list of items of business to be considered at a meeting, etc.’ and it is often used in extended or figurative… …   Modern English usage

  • agenda — ([.a]*j[e^]n d[.a]), n. a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to. Syn: docket, schedule [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. A list of matters to be discussed (as at a meeting). Syn: agendum, docket, order of business [WordNet 1.5] 3. A motive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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