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curriculum vitae

Definition:

a summary of one's academic and work history

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Usage:

Latin

Plural:

curricula vitae

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

resume [French] | resumé [French] | résumé [French] | vita | CV [acronym]

Etymology:

"brief account of one's life and work", from Latin curriculum vitae, literally...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Curriculum vitae | CV

provides an overview of a person's experience and other qualifications. In some countries, a CV is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an ... (40 of 1185 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Curriculum vitae

Collins Dictionary:

curriculum vitae

an outline of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applications CV (15 of 389 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/curriculum-vitae

Oxford Dictionary:

curriculum vitae | curricula vitae [plural] | CV [abbreviation]

a brief account of a person's education, qualifications, and previous occupations, typically sent with a job application (17 of 99 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/curriculum-vitae

Cambridge Dictionary:

CV | résumé | curriculum vitaes [formal, plural] | curricula vitae [formal, plural]

[British] ([United States] "résumé") a short written description of your ... | [United States] a written description of the previous work of someone ... (22 of 84 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cv

Wiktionary:

curriculum vitae | curricula vitae [plural] | curricula vitarum [plural] | CVs [plural, initialism] | curriculum vitæ [sense-specific] | CV UK [synonym, sense-specific] | résumé US [synonym, sense-specific] | vita [synonym, sense-specific] | CV US [synonym, sense-specific]

[British] A written account of one's life comprising one's education, accomplishments, work experience, publications, etc.; especially, one used to apply for a job. | [United States] A detailed written account of one's education and experience used to ... (36 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/curriculum vitae

Random House Dictionary:

curriculum vitae | curricula vitae [plural] | vita [synonym, sense-specific] | vitae [synonym, sense-specific]

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 ... (26 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/curriculum-vitae

Merriam-Webster:

curriculum vitae | curricula vitae [plural]

a short account of one's career and qualifications prepared typically by an applicant for a position (16 of 48 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/curriculum vitae

American Heritage Dictionary:

curriculum vitae | curricula vitae [plural] | CV [plural]

A summary of one's education, professional history, and job qualifications, as for a prospective employer. (15 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/curriculum-vitae

Macmillan British Dictionary:

curriculum vitae [countable, British] | curricula vitae [plural]

a cv (2 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/curriculum-vitae

New World Dictionary:

curriculum vitae

a summary of one's personal history and professional qualifications, as that submitted by a job applicant; résumé (17 of 25 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/curriculum-vitae

Encarta Dictionary:

résumé | résumés [plural] | resumé: resumés [plural] | resume: resumes [plural] | resumés [plural] | resumes [plural] | resumé | resume | curriculum vitae [British, human resources, sense-specific] | ...

a summary of somebody's educational and work experience, for the ... | a summary of something such as events that have happened (21 of 87 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701574​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

curriculum vitae

First use: 1902

Origin: "brief account of one's life and work", from Latin curriculum vitae, literally "course of one's life".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=curriculum vitae

American Heritage Dictionary:

curriculum vitae | curricula vitae [plural] | CV [plural]

Origin: Latin curriculum vītae, the race of life: curriculum, course + vītae, genitive of vīta, life.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/curriculum-vitae

vita | vitae [plural]

Origin: Latin vīta, life; see "vital".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vita

Wiktionary:

curriculum vitae | curricula vitae [plural] | curricula vitarum [plural]

Origin: Latin curriculum ("course") + vītae, genitive of vīta ("life").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/curriculum vitae

Collins Dictionary:

curriculum vitae

Origin: Latin, literally: the course of one's life

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/curriculum-vitae

vita [United States, Canadian]

Origin: from Latin: life

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/vita

Oxford Dictionary:

curriculum vitae | curricula vitae [plural] | CV [abbreviation]

Origin: early 20th century: Latin, "course of life"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/curriculum-vitae

vita [United States]

Origin: Latin, literally "life"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/vita

Merriam-Webster:

curriculum vitae | curricula vitae [plural]

First use: 1902

Origin: Latin, course of (one's) life

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/curriculum vitae

vita | vitae [plural]

First use: 1939

Origin: Latin, literally, life

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/vita

New World Dictionary:

curriculum vitae

Origin: Latin, course of life

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/curriculum-vitae

vita | vitae [plural]

Origin: Latin, life

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vita

Encarta Dictionary:

curriculum vitae [British] | curricula vitae [plural]

First use: Early 20th century

Origin: Latin, "course of life"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861688708​/definition​.html  [offline]

vita | vitae [plural]

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: Latin, "life"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734368​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

curriculum vitae

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "curriculum vitae"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "curriculum vitae"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/curriculum-vitae

vita [United States, Canadian]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "vita"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/vita

Macmillan American Dictionary:

curriculum vitae [countable] | curricula vitae [plural]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "curriculum vitae"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "curriculum vitae"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/curriculum-vitae

vita [countable] | vitae [plural]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "vita"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "vita"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/vita

Macmillan British Dictionary:

curriculum vitae [countable, British] | curricula vitae [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "curriculum vitae"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/curriculum-vitae

Cambridge Dictionary:

curriculum vitae [formal] | curriculum vitaes [plural] | curricula vitae [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "curriculum vitae"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "curriculum vitae"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/curriculum-vitae

Google Dictionary:

curriculum vitae | curricula vitarum [plural] | curricula vitae [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "curriculum vitae"

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vita | vitas [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "vita"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

curriculum vitae

Audio: North American pronunciation of "curriculum vitae"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=curric​05 word=curriculum vitae

curriculum vitae

Audio: North American pronunciation of "curriculum vitae"

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vita

Audio: North American pronunciation of "vita"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=vita​0001 word=vita

vita

Audio: North American pronunciation of "vita"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=vita​0002 word=vita

YourDictionary Audio:

curriculum vitae

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "curriculum vitae" by speech synthesizer

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vita

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "vita" by speech synthesizer

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the Free Dictionary:

curriculum vitae

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "curriculum vitae" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/curriculum vitae

vita

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "vita"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "vita"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "vita" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/vita

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