curricula vitae

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] .
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:
1900–05

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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]

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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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