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curriculum

[ kuh-rik-yuh-luhm ]
/ k蓹藞r瑟k y蓹 l蓹m /
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noun, plural cur路ric路u路la [kuh-rik-yuh-luh], /k蓹藞r瑟k y蓹 l蓹/, cur路ric路u路lums.
the aggregate of courses of study given in a school, college, university, etc.: The school is adding more science courses to its curriculum.
the regular or a particular course of study in a school, college, etc.
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Origin of curriculum

First recorded in 1625鈥35; from Latin: 鈥渁ction of running, course of action, race, chariot,鈥 equivalent to curr(ere) 鈥渢o run鈥 + -i- -i- + -culum -cule2

OTHER WORDS FROM curriculum

cur路ric路u路lar, adjectivepre路cur路ric路u路lum, noun, plural pre路cur路ric路u路lums, pre路cur路ric路u路la.
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British Dictionary definitions for curriculum

curriculum
/ (k蓹藞r瑟kj蕣l蓹m) /

noun plural -la (-l蓹) or -lums
a course of study in one subject at a school or college
a list of all the courses of study offered by a school or college
any programme or plan of activities

Derived forms of curriculum

curricular, adjective

Word Origin for curriculum

C19: from Latin: course, from currere to run
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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