curriculum

[kuh-rik-yuh-luhm]
noun, plural curricula [kuh-rik-yuh-luh] , curriculums.
1.
the aggregate of courses of study given in a school, college, university, etc.: The school is adding more science courses to its curriculum.
2.
the regular or a particular course of study in a school, college, etc.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin: action of running, course of action, race, chariot, equivalent to curr(ere) to run + -i- -i- + -culum -cule2

curricular, adjective
precurricular, adjective
precurriculum, noun, plural precurriculums, precurricula.
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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 (kəˈrɪkjʊləm)
 
n , pl -la, -lums
1.  a course of study in one subject at a school or college
2.  a list of all the courses of study offered by a school or college
3.  any programme or plan of activities
 
[C19: from Latin: course, from currere to run]
 
cur'ricular
 
adj

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
1824, modern coinage from L. curriculum "a running, course, career," from currere (see current). Used in English as a Latin word since 1630s at Scottish universities.

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
The free-wheeling curriculum has no academic departments and little required
  study.
His place in the curriculum is established, but he is hardly popular as a
  subject of teaching or scholarship.
Heroic deeds-- notably, that of a schoolteacher who died saving the emperor's
  picture from a fire--embellished the curriculum.
The retreat into irrelevance is visible all across the humanities curriculum.
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