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curriculum vitae

[kuh-rik-yuh-luh m vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin koor-rik-oo-loo m wee-tahy] /kəˈrɪk yə ləm ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ; Latin kurˈrɪk ʊˌlʊm ˈwi taɪ/
noun, plural curricula vitae
[kuh-rik-yuh-luh vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin koor-rik-oo-lah wee-tahy] /kəˈrɪk yə lə ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ; Latin kurˈrɪk ʊˌlɑ ˈwi taɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Also called vita, vitae. a brief biographical résumé of one's career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job.
2.
(italics) Latin. the course of one's life or career.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for curricula vitae

curriculum vitae

/ˈviːtaɪ; ˈvaɪtiː/
noun (pl) curricula vitae
1.
an outline of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applications CV
Word Origin
Latin, literally: the course of one's life
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curriculum vitae

n.

"brief account of one's life and work," 1902, from Latin curriculum vitae, literally "course of one's life" (see curriculum). Abbreviated c.v..

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