- 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 πρακτικός (praktikós, “of or pertaining to action, concerned with action or business, active, practical”), from πράσσω (prassō, “I do”).