- 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.
practicum definition by Webster's New World
Origin: German praktikum ; from Late Latin practicum, neuter of practicus, active: see practice
practicum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: German Praktikum, from Late Latin prācticum, neuter of prācticus, practical; see practical.