Definition of “CV” - English Dictionary

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“CV” in British English

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CVnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsiːˈviː/ us /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 job

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.

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  • I see from your CV, Miss Taylor, that you worked for two years in Hong Kong.
  • Before I apply for the job, I must update my CV and print it out again.

(Definition of “CV” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“CV” in American English

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CVnoun [ C ]

us /ˌsiˈvi/

a written description of your education, achievements, and previous employment, 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 /ˌsiːˈviː/ us mainly UK US usually resume, or résumé

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 job:

Please send a full CV and covering letter quoting reference "EC99" to the above address.
This type of project management 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)