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agendanoun [C]

uk   /əˈdʒen.də/  us   /əˈdʒen.də/
C1 a list of matters to be discussed at a meeting: There were several important items on the agenda. The question of security is high on the agenda for this afternoon's meeting.
C2 a list of aims or possible future achievements: Women's rights have been put back on the agenda (= are being discussed publicly again). The subject of safety needs to be placed high on/at the top of the agenda (= must be discussed because it is very important). Education was placed firmly on the political agenda in the prime minister's weekend speech.

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(Definition of agenda from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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agendanoun [C]

 us   /əˈdʒen·də/
a list of matters to be discussed at a meeting: Among the items on the agenda were next year’s budget and raising the membership dues.
An agenda can also refer to any matters that have to be dealt with: Finding a job is at the top of my agenda.
esp. disapproving An agenda is also a particular program of action, often one that is not directly expressed: She has a political agenda.
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"agenda" in Business English

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agendanoun [C]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of agenda from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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