- 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
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- a list, plan, outline of things to be done or voted upon, etc.:Make up an agenda for the meeting.
- 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.
- Latin, plural of agendum that which is to be done, gerund, gerundive of agere to do; the plural origin, originally carried a collective sense denoting the various items to be transacted
- Agenda, "things to be done,'' is the plural of the Latin gerund agendum and is used today in the sense "a plan or list of matters to be acted upon.'' In that sense it is treated as a singular noun;
its plural is usually agendas: The agenda is ready for distribution. The agendas of last year's meetings are printed in the official minutes. The singular agendum, meaning "an item on an agenda,'' is rare.