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curriculum Syllabification: cur·ric·u·lum
Pronunciation: /kəˈrikyələm/

Definition of curriculum in English:

noun (plural curricula-lə or curriculums)

The subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college.
Example sentences
  • Many children continue to study their own curriculum by attending evening classes.
  • In the process of designing courses and curriculums I re-examined how colleges do it.
  • One campus I visited spent several years implementing a new general education curriculum.
syllabus, course of study, program of study, subjects, modules


Early 19th century: from Latin (see curricle).

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