from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. All the courses of study offered by an educational institution.
  • n. A group of related courses, often in a special field of study: the engineering curriculum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The set of courses, coursework, and their content, offered at a school or university.
  • n. A racecourse; a place for running.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A race course; a place for running.
  • n. A course; particularly, a specified fixed course of study, as in a university.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A course; specifically, a fixed course of study in a university, college, or school: as, the curriculum of arts; the medical curriculum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an integrated course of academic studies


Latin, course, from currere, to run; see current.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin curriculum ("course"), derived from currō ("run, move quickly"). (Wiktionary)


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