Meaning of AGENDA in English
a ‧ gen ‧ da /əˈdʒendə/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: 'things to be done' , from agere ; ⇨ ↑ agent ]
1 . a list of problems or subjects that a government, organization etc is planning to deal with
be high on the agenda/be top of the agenda (=be one of the most important problems to deal with)
Measures to combat terrorism will be high on the agenda.
The government set an agenda for constitutional reform.
political/economic/legislative/domestic etc agenda
Our Centre has limited its research agenda to four areas.
2 . the ideas that a political party thinks are important and the things that party aims to achieve:
The Republicans have stuck to their conservative agenda.
3 . a list of the subjects to be discussed at a meeting:
the next item (=subject) on the agenda
⇨ hidden agenda at ↑ hidden 2 (3)
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▪ be high on the agenda
New measures to combat terrorism are high on the agenda.
▪ be (at the) top of the agenda
Energy efficiency is top of the agenda.
▪ be on the political agenda
Immigration is an important issue on the political agenda.
▪ have an agenda
Brown has an agenda for the university’s future.
▪ set an agenda (=decide on the problems you want to deal with)
The new government set an agenda for constitutional reform.
▪ put something on the agenda
This incident has put the issue of racism firmly back on the agenda.
▪ agree an agenda
The meeting ended in chaos as representatives were unable to agree an agenda.
▪ establish/create/provide an agenda (=begin to have an agenda)
We need to establish an agenda for future research.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012