- 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.
Origin of agenda
- an agenda.
- something that is to be done.
- an item on an agenda.
Origin of agendum
Examples from the Web for agenda
Contemporary Examples of agenda
ALEC attracted corporations that saw an opportunity to push an agenda, regardless of ideology.The Left’s Answer to ALEC
December 15, 2014
Normalcy and reality were keystones of the Republican agenda.Earth to DNC: Dyspeptic Dad Still Votes, Too
November 11, 2014
First, the party needs to start working on a post-Obama agenda.How Democrats Can Recover
November 9, 2014
Or they might block some judgeships but work with the president in a few areas in order to build an agenda to run on in 2016.If You Think D.C. Is Awful Now, Wait Until Wednesday
November 4, 2014
The event was ostensibly a “Woman for Cuomo” event, designed to highlight his agenda for female voters.If Clinton Runs for President, Cuomo’s on Board
October 23, 2014
Historical Examples of agenda
The next thing on the agenda is a crash-priority try at a peyondix team.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
The report was first on the agenda, so the kids could go home to bed.Stopover
It will prepare the agenda for the meetings of the conference.
It, too, can be divided to five categories of ownership and agenda.After the Rain
As the next motion on the agenda paper may I suggest that the house do now adjourn?Ulysses
- Also called: agendum (functioning as singular) a schedule or list of items to be attended to
- Also called: agendas, agendums (functioning as plural) matters to be attended to, as at a meeting of a committee
Word Origin for agenda
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].