Definition of curriculum vitae noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    curriculum vitae

    BrE BrE//kəˌrɪkjələm ˈviːtaɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˌrɪkjələm ˈviːtaɪ//
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English résumé) a written record of your education and the jobs you have done, that you send when you are applying for a job Applications with a full curriculum vitae and two references should reach the Principal by June 12th.
  2. 2(also vita) (US English) a record of a university/college teacher’s education and where they have worked, also including a list of books and articles that they have published and courses that they have taught, used when they are applying for a job
  3. Word Originearly 20th cent.: Latin, ‘course of life’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: curriculum vitae

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