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Line breaks: cur¦ricu|lum
Pronunciation: /kʌˈrɪkjʊləm

Definition of curriculum in English:

noun (plural curricula /-lə/ or curriculums)

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


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



Example sentences
  • The film could be integrated into the middle school curricular areas of social studies and science.
  • Some teachers had sufficient curricular and teaching resources available, while others did not.
  • Consider, for example, questions often asked of teachers in curricular alignment studies.

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