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Definitions of syllabus

syllabus (ˈsɪləbəs



(plural) -buses or -bi  (-ˌbaɪ) 
  1. an outline of a course of studies, text, etc
  2. (British)
    1. the subjects studied for a particular course
    2. a document which lists these subjects and states how the course will be assessed

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin, erroneously from Latin sittybus parchment strip giving title and author, from Greek sittuba


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= course of study, course, curriculum, educational programme, programme of study, course outline

Syllabus (ˈsɪləbəs



(Roman Catholic Church)
  1. Also called: : Syllabus of Errors a list of 80 doctrinal theses condemned as erroneous by Pius IX in 1864
  2. a list of 65 Modernist propositions condemned as erroneous by Pius X in 1907

Translations for 'syllabus'

  • British English: syllabus You can refer to the subjects that are studied in a particular course as the syllabus....the history syllabus.ˈsɪləbəs NOUN
  • Arabic: مِنْهَجٌ دِرَاسِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: plano de estudos
  • Chinese: 教学大纲
  • Croatian: nastavni plan
  • Czech: učební osnovy
  • Danish: læseplan
  • Dutch: syllabus
  • European Spanish: plan de estudios
  • Finnish: opinto-ohjelma
  • French: programmeuniversitaire
  • German: Lehrplan Lehrpläne
  • Greek: πρόγραμμα σπουδών
  • Italian: programma di studio
  • Japanese: 摘要
  • Korean: 강의 시간표
  • Norwegian: pensum
  • Polish: program nauczania
  • Portuguese: plano de estudos
  • Romanian: plan planuride învățământ
  • Russian: программа курса
  • Spanish: plan de estudios
  • Swedish: kursplan
  • Thai: หลักสูตรการเรียน
  • Turkish: müfredat
  • Ukrainian: програма
  • Vietnamese: chương trình học

Example Sentences Including 'syllabus'

Comparative religion, after all, was one of the subjects on the syllabus that all young Barn owls had to follow.
Hocke, Martin The Ancient and Solitary Reign
Why were Shakespeare's tragedies always on the A level syllabus instead of his comedies?
Martin, Joy The Image of Laura
This aim might seem very obvious to an outsider, but within the Church fierce debates raged about reforming the traditional syllabus.
Howatch, Susan Absolute Truths


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