[ kuh-rik-yuh-ler ]


  1. of or relating to a course of study in a school, college, university, etc.:

    This enrichment program is designed to meet the curricular objective of relating learning to the “real” world.

    The authors suggest two possible curricular pathways through high school mathematics.

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  • pre·cur·ric·u·lar adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of curricular1

First recorded in 1790–1800, for an earlier sense; curricul(um) ( def ) + -ar 1( def )

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Example Sentences

Others have implemented hybrid learning curriculums that allow students inside a classroom on certain days of the week.

We can take a large step forward with these provisions to double JROTC and enhance its curriculum in the next National Defense Authorization Act.

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The school system relied heavily on paper packets to teach students in the spring, and have provided technology and a more robust online curriculum to students this academic year.

Now they are taking to social media and the streets to call for an end to racial injustice, defunding of local police departments, changes in local school curriculum and handling of racism at their schools and more.

At Sora’s heart, it is a private school replacement with a project-based curriculum.

The esteemed fashion school has cancelled the course due to curricular disagreements with the disgraced designer.

The list of extra-curricular activities offered to children includes ballet, sport, music, drama, French and animal care.

Before that, I had been doing a lot of community theater as an extra curricular activity.

It launches curricular reviews and stem-cell initiatives; it raises money, and buys up property (or at least, it used to).

Duran found himself musing briefly upon his own youthful extra-curricular forays up the tree of knowledge and sighed.

Curricular requirements were demanding at this level, particularly in the four-year primary schools.

Though afternoon farmwork occupied most of the pupils' spare time, some extra-curricular activities were also offered.


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