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Meaning of “agenda” in the English Dictionary

"agenda" in British English

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agendanoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈdʒen.də/
C1 a ​list of ​matters to be ​discussed at a ​meeting: There were several ​importantitems on the agenda. The ​question of ​security is high on the agenda for this afternoon's ​meeting.C2 a ​list of ​aims or ​possiblefutureachievements: Women's ​rights have been put back on the agenda (= are being ​discussedpublicly again). The ​subject of ​safetyneeds to be ​placed high on/at the ​top of the agenda (= must be ​discussed because it is very ​important). Education was ​placedfirmly on the political agenda in the ​prime minister's ​weekendspeech.

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

"agenda" in American English

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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 ​membershipdues. 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 ​particularprogram of ​action, often one that is not ​directlyexpressed: She has a ​political agenda.
(Definition of agenda from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"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 ​energyproducers, but ​positive for alternative ​energyproducers.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 ​financialrisks. I ​stronglysuspect 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 ​sideissues that aren't relevant to solving the problem. The next item on the agenda is a ​specialreport from the Advisory Committee.be at the top of/be high on the agenda At a ​meeting of ​financeministers in St Petersburg, ​security of ​energysupply was at the ​top of the agenda.
(Definition of agenda from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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