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curriculum

[kuh-rik-yuh-luh m] /kəˈrɪk yə ləm/
noun, plural curricula
[kuh-rik-yuh-luh] /kəˈrɪk yə lə/ (Show IPA),
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
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin: action of running, course of action, race, chariot, equivalent to curr(ere) to run + -i- -i- + -culum -cule2
Related forms
curricular, adjective
precurricular, adjective
precurriculum, noun, plural precurriculums, precurricula.
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British Dictionary definitions for pre curriculum

curriculum

/kəˈrɪkjʊləm/
noun (pl) -la (-lə), -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
Derived Forms
curricular, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: course, from currere to run
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Word Origin and History for pre curriculum

curriculum

n.

1824, from Modern Latin transferred use of classical Latin curriculum "a running, course, career" (also "a fast chariot, racing car"), from currere (see current (adj.)). Used in English as a Latin word since 1630s at Scottish universities.

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