Meaning of “curriculum vitae” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “curriculum vitae” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"curriculum vitae" in Business English

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curriculum vitaenoun [ C ]

uk us plural curricula vitae, or curriculum vitaes formal abbreviation CV, US usually resume, or résumé

a short written description of your education, qualifications, previous jobs, and sometimes also your personal interests, which you send to an employer when you are trying to get a job. In the US, curriculum vitae is mostly used when applying for academic teaching jobs; resume or résumé is used for other jobs:

Applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three referees.

(Definition of “curriculum vitae” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)