curriculum vitae

[kuh-rik-yuh-luhm vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin koor-rik-oo-loom wee-tahy]
noun, plural curricula vitae [kuh-rik-yuh-luh vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin koor-rik-oo-lah wee-tahy] .
Also called vita, vitae. a brief biographical résumé of one's career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job.
(italics) Latin. the course of one's life or career.

1900–05 Unabridged

integer vitae

[in-te-ger wee-tahy; English in-ti-jer vahy-tee, vee-tahy]
blameless in life; innocent.


[vahy-tuh, vee-; Latin wee-tah]
noun, plural vitae [vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin wee-tahy] .
curriculum vitae ( def 1 ).
Also, vitae [vahy-tee, vee-tahy] .

1920–25; < Latin: life Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
curriculum vitae (ˈviːtaɪ, ˈvaɪtiː)
n , pl curricula vitae
CV an outline of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applications
[Latin, literally: the course of one's life]

vita (ˈviːtə, ˈvaɪ-)
n , pl vitae
(US), (Canadian) a less common term for curriculum vitae
[from Latin: life]

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Word Origin & History

curriculum vitae
"brief account of one's life and work," 1902, from L. curriculum vitæ, lit. "course of one's life" (see curriculum).
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Example sentences
Solving it led to another web page where they were finally invited to submit
  their curriculum vitae.
We require an infusion of hemlock, spruce or arbor vitae in our tea.
While the duo struggled in the early days, they won't be sending out their
  curriculum vitae any time soon.
Inevitably, however, someone with an equally impressive curriculum vitae will
  be snubbed.
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