CV Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"CV" in British English

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CVnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌsiːˈviː/
B1 mainly UK (US usually résumé) abbreviation for curriculum vitae : a ​short written ​description of ​youreducation, ​qualifications, ​previousjobs, and sometimes also ​yourpersonalinterests, that you ​send to an ​employer when you are ​trying to get a ​job US a written ​description of the ​previouswork of someone who is ​looking for a ​job at a ​college or ​university: Applicants ​interested in ​applying for the ​position should ​submittheir CVs to the Anatomy Department no ​later than 15 ​February.
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(Definition of CV from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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CVnoun [C]

 us   /ˌsiˈvi/
a written ​description of ​youreducation, ​achievements, and ​previousemployment, used esp. to show someone who may ​employ you in a new ​job, or to ​qualify for an ​honor
(Definition of CV from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"CV" in Business English

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CVnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌsiːˈviː/ mainly UK ( US usually resume, or résumé)
a ​short written description of your ​education, ​qualifications, previous ​jobs, and sometimes also your ​personalinterests, that you ​send to an ​employer when you are ​trying to get a ​job: Please ​send a ​full CV and ​coveringletterquotingreference "EC99" to the above ​address. This ​type of ​projectmanagement is a great thing to have on your CV.
US a written ​document giving a description of your previous ​work, previous ​employment, etc. that you show to someone when you are ​applying for a ​job, a university ​course, etc.: Applicants for the ​position should ​submit their CVs to the Anatomy Department no later than February 23.
(Definition of CV from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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