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curriculum Line breaks: cur¦ricu|lum
Pronunciation: /kəˈrɪkjʊləm/

Definition of curriculum in English:

noun (plural curricula kəˈrɪkjʊlə or curriculums)

The subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college: course components of the school curriculum
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  • 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/studies, programme of study/studies, educational programme, subjects, modules;
timetable, schedule


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

Words that rhyme with curriculum

cimbalom • paspalum

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