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vita

[vahy-tuh, vee-; Latin wee-tah] /ˈvaɪ tə, ˈvi-; Latin ˈwi tɑ/
noun, plural vitae
[vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin wee-tahy] /ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ; Latin ˈwi taɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
curriculum vitae (def 1).
Also, vitae
[vahy-tee, vee-tahy] /ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Latin: life

Vita

[vee-tuh] /ˈvi tə/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Davida.

Sackville-West

[sak-vil-west] /ˈsæk vɪlˈwɛst/
noun
1.
Dame Victoria Mary ("Vita") 1892–1962, English poet and novelist (wife of Harold Nicolson).

ars longa, vita brevis

[ahrs lohng-gah wee-tah bre-wis; English ahrz lawng-guh vahy-tuh bree-vis, brev-is, vee-tuh, ahrs] /ɑrs ˈloʊŋ gɑ ˈwi tɑ ˈbrɛ wɪs; English ɑrz ˈlɔŋ gə ˈvaɪ tə ˈbri vɪs, ˈbrɛv ɪs, ˈvi tə, ɑrs/
Latin.
1.
art is long, life is short.

durante vita

[doo-rahn-te wee-tah; English doo-ran-tee vahy-tuh, vee-tuh, dyoo-] /duˈrɑn tɛ ˈwi tɑ; English dʊˈræn ti ˈvaɪ tə, ˈvi tə, dyʊ-/
Latin.
1.
during life.
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  • Invariably, the vitalist is scrutinized in the light of his own vita.
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  • Please provide a curriculum vita along with an application letter.
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  • Or a job applicant claims, but cannot immediately produce, a publication listed on his vita.
  • Media appearances should be after conference presentations and somewhere around service on the vita.
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  • Retirement has hardly slowed down the fashion eminence's dolce vita.
British Dictionary definitions for vita

vita

/ˈviːtə; ˈvaɪ-/
noun (pl) vitae (ˈviːtaɪ; ˈvaɪtiː)
1.
(US & Canadian) a less common term for curriculum vitae
Word Origin
from Latin: life

Sackville-West

/ˌsækvɪl ˈwɛst/
noun
1.
Victoria (Mary), known as Vita. 1892–1962, British writer and gardener, whose works include the novel The Edwardians (1930) and the poem The Land (1931). She is also noted for the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent. Married to Harold Nicolson
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Word Origin and History for vita
n.

plural vitae, Latin, literally "life" (see vital).

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