[ kuh-rik-yuh-luh m vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin koor-rik-oo-loo m wee-tahy ]
/ kəˈrɪk yə ləm ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ; Latin kurˈrɪk ʊˌlʊm ˈwi taɪ /
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 brief biographical résumé of one's career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job.
(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
/ (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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Word Origin and History for curriculum vitae
"brief account of one's life and work," 1902, from Latin curriculum vitae, literally "course of one's life" (see curriculum). Abbreviated c.v..
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