- The definition of a practicum is a hands on course in college or in academic study.
An example of practicum is clinical work in a hospital when you are studying to be a nurse.
Origin of practicumGerman praktikum ; from Late Latin practicum, neuter of practicus, active: see practice
Origin of practicumGerman Praktikum, from Late Latin prācticum, neuter of prācticus, practical; see practical.
(plural practicums or practica)
From Late Latin, neuter of practicus (“practical"), from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ±ÎºÏ„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (praktikÃ³s, “of or pertaining to action, concerned with action or business, active, practical"), from Ï€ÏÎ¬ÏƒÏƒÏ‰ (prassÅ, “I do").