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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Example sentences
Make-work schemes mop up some of the jobless, but may blot a curriculum vitae.
Solving it led to another web page where they were finally invited to submit their curriculum vitae.
Attached are my curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and re-prints of two published manuscripts.
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