Definition of curriculum vitae in English:

curriculum vitae

Line breaks: cur¦ricu|lum vitae
Pronunciation: /kʌˈrɪkjʊləm ˈviːtʌɪ
(abbreviation: CV)

noun (plural curricula vitae /-lə/)

A brief account of a person’s education, qualifications, and previous occupations, typically sent with a job application: send a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees
More example sentences
  • To nominate someone, send an abbreviated curriculum vitae, a nomination letter and three letters of support on why the candidate should be considered.
  • To apply, send a current curriculum vitae and a letter addressing the nominee's relevant accomplishments to Division Services Office.
  • Letters of application should include a concise curriculum vitae and a brief outline of current and proposed research.


early 20th century: Latin, 'course of life'.

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