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agenda

noun [C]     /əˈdʒendə/
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. 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. 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. 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.
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