V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: the courses taught at an educational institution, or the details taught in a particular subject

Synonyms: course, program, subject, lesson plan


Tips: Curriculum comes from the Latin word currere, "to run," literally, "running [a] course." Think of someone progressing sequentially through the steps of an academic course. Curricular is the related adjective and relates to academic study.

Usage Examples:

It is necessary these days, for college-bound Seniors to not only have good grades, but to engage in extra-curricular activities. (related to school) adjective

The curriculum here at Tiny Tots Kindergarten includes learning to recognize and write the letters of the alphabet, arts, crafts, and music. (course, program)

My curriculum this year is filled with difficult classes, so I probably won't have much time for a social life. (program, coursework)

The students looked over the curriculum to find out what would be expected of them this semester. (program, lesson plan)

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