[prak-ti-kuh m]


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

Nearby words

  1. practice makes perfect,
  2. practice what you preach,
  3. practice-teach,
  4. practiced,
  5. practicing,
  6. practise,
  7. practised,
  8. practitioner,
  9. prad,
  10. prader-willi syndrome

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