from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A school or college course, especially one in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory: advanced practicums in teaching reading.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A college course designed to give a student supervised practical knowledge of a subject previously studied theoretically.
- n. A science exam in which students are questioned about specimens or other objects placed in front of them.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An example for student practice, as in laboratory or field work.
German Praktikum, from Late Latin prācticum, neuter of prācticus, practical; see practical.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin, neuter of practicus ("practical"), from Ancient Greek πρακτικός (praktikós, "of or pertaining to action, concerned with action or business, active, practical"), from πράσσω (prassō, "I do"). (Wiktionary)