[prak-ti-kuh m]


(in a college or university) the part of a course consisting of practical work in a particular field.

Origin of practicum

1900–05; < Latin, neuter of prācticus practic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for practicum

1904, from Late Latin practicum, neuter of practicus (see practical). Cf. German praktikum.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper