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curriculum vitae

[ kuh-rik-yuh-luhm vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin koor-rik-oo-loom wee-tahy ]
/ kəˈrɪk yə ləm ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ; Latin kurˈrɪk ʊˌlʊm ˈwi taɪ /
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Definition of curriculum vitae

noun, plural cur·ric·u·la vi·tae [kuh-rik-yuh-luh-vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin koor-rik-oo-lah wee-tahy]. /kəˈrɪk yə lə ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ; Latin kurˈrɪk ʊˌlɑ ˈwi taɪ/.
Also called vita, vitae . a detailed account of one’s work experience, professional training, and educational background, as prepared by a person applying for a job: in academia the curriculum vitae is used in place of a resume and includes the applicant’s teaching and research experience, a list of publications, and any grants or fellowships awarded. Abbreviations: CV, C.V.
(italics)Latin. the course of one's life or career.
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Origin of curriculum vitae

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for curriculum vitae

curriculum vitae
/ (ˈviːtaɪ, ˈvaɪtiː) /

noun plural curricula vitae
an outline of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applicationsAbbreviation: CV

Word Origin for curriculum vitae

Latin, literally: the course of one's life
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