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CV

noun [C]     /ˌsiːˈviː/
B1 mainly UK (US usually résumé) abbreviation for curriculum vitae: a short written description of your education, qualifications, previous jobs, and sometimes also your personal interests, that you send to an employer when you are trying to get a jobSummaries and summarisingAccounts and storiesRecruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs US a written description of the previous work of someone who is looking for a job at a college or university: Applicants interested in applying for the position should submit their CVs to the Anatomy Department no later than 15 February.Summaries and summarisingAccounts and storiesRecruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
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