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syllabus

Line breaks: syl¦la|bus
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪləbəs
 
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Definition of syllabus in English:

noun (plural syllabuses or syllabi /-bʌɪ/)

1The subjects in a course of study or teaching: there isn’t time to cover the syllabus the history syllabus
More example sentences
  • Joining him on the Friday evening will be internationally-acclaimed Asian poet and artist Imtaz Dharker, whose poetry is now on the school syllabus for the national curriculum.
  • Educators also can view descriptions of university course syllabi in Mexico, to see how content area subjects are supposed to be taught in Mexican schools.
  • I don't think I have met a student who studied in detail the entire syllabus of a course at university.
Synonyms
curriculum, course, course of study, programme of study, educational programme, course outline;
2(In the Roman Catholic Church) a summary of points decided by papal decree regarding heretical doctrines or practices.
Example sentences
  • Sent to bishops throughout the world, the syllabus warned loyal Catholics everywhere of the pernicious doctrines which the pope had identified and anathematized.
  • The Syllabus was divided into ten sections which condemned as false various statements about these topics.
  • The Syllabus does not explain why each particular proposition is wrong, but it cites earlier documents to which the reader can refer for the Pope's reasons for saying each proposition is false.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'concise table of headings of a discourse'): modern Latin, originally a misreading of Latin sittybas, accusative plural of sittyba, from Greek sittuba 'title slip, label'.

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