[vahy-tuh, vee-; Latin wee-tah]
Also vi·tae [vahy-tee, vee-tahy] /ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ/.
Origin of vita
1920–25; < Latin: life
[kuh-rik-yuh-luh m vahy-tee, vee-tahy; Latin koor-rik-oo-loo m wee-tahy]
- 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.
Origin of curriculum vitae
First recorded in 1900–05
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- US and Canadian a less common term for curriculum vitae
Word Origin for vita
from Latin: life
- 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"brief account of one's life and work," 1902, from Latin curriculum vitae, literally "course of one's life" (see curriculum). Abbreviated c.v..
plural vitae, Latin, literally "life" (see vital).
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