An example of a curriculum vitae is a document a professor prepares that explains the research he has done and the education he has undertaken.
Origin of curriculum vitaeL, course of life
nounpl. curricula vitae curricula vitae Abbr. CV
Origin of curriculum vitaeLatin curriculum vītae, the race of life : curriculum, course + vītae, genitive of vīta, life.
(plural curricula vitae or curricula vitarum)
- (UK) A written account of one's life comprising one's education, accomplishments, work experience, publications, etc.; especially, one used to apply for a job.
- (US) A detailed written account of one's education and experience used to seek positions in academic or educational environments, typically including academic credentials, publications, courses taught, etc.