Translation of viva in Spanish:

viva

Pronunciation: /ˈvaɪvə/

noun/nombre

  • (British English/inglés británico) [Univ] (for MA, PhD) defensa (feminine) de la tesis; (for BA) [ examen oral que decide la nota global de la licenciatura ]
    More example sentences
    • The project viva turned out to be smooth sailing.
    • To decide his fate, he would have to face a viva, a personal interview with the examiners.
    • They are made over a course of preparation, of examination, of vivas, of evaluation, of letters, of assessments.

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