What are the differences between an agenda, a diary, a datebook, a schedule and a timetable?
These terms seem synonyms of each other, but have clear different meanings.
Agenda is a chronically sorted list of items to be discussed at a meeting. In countries like The Netherlands and Belgium agenda refers to a datebook or diary. When we talk about a diary or datebook we describe a book with, a space for each day where you write down things that you have to do in the future. A diary is more often used for writing done memories and thoughts about our personal life. Another word for it is a journal. A schedule is a plan that lists all the work that you have to do and when you must do each thing. And a timetable is a list showing the ﬁxed times at which events will happen: for instance a subway train schedule.