Curriculum-vitae meaning

vītē, vētī, wētī
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A summary of one's education, professional history, and job qualifications, as for a prospective employer.
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A summary of one's personal history and professional qualifications, as that submitted by a job applicant; résumé
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The definition of curriculum vitae is a document similar to a resume where you list your past educational and work experience and your job qualifications.

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.

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(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.
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(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.
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Origin of curriculum-vitae

  • Latin curriculum vītae the race of life curriculum course vītae genitive of vīta life

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin curriculum (“course”) + vītae, genitive of vīta (“life”).

    From Wiktionary