Definition of practicum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpraktəkəm/

noun (plural practicums)

chiefly North American
A practical section of a course of study.
Example sentences
  • In spring 1994 he failed a graduate student who, he alleges, attended only three of fifteen classes in a practicum education course.
  • In the third semester, students complete studies in career applications and group work, complete a practicum, and continue in the school counseling seminar.
  • This article describes their journey, which I, as a teacher educator with practicum students in the kindergarten classrooms, was fortunate to witness.


Early 20th century: from late Latin, neuter of practicus 'practical'.

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Syllabification: prac·ti·cum

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