Is There An Abbreviation For- Curriculum?


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Curriculum is a Latin term that means "outline" - this word is often used in relation to resumes and educational syllabi. In general, the world curriculum is not abbreviated, unless it is part of a curriculum vitae - which is sometimes called a CV. However, just because a curriculum is known as "C" in this one case doesn't mean the word curriculum should always be abbreviated as "C"; in fact, this would be incorrect. In the case of the curriculum vitae, the term CV is an acronym, rather than a true abbreviation.

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