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syllabus (ˈsɪləbəs Pronunciation for syllabus



(plural) -buses, -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 Pronunciation for Syllabus



(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: syllabusPronunciation for syllabus You can refer to the subjects that are studied in a particular course as the syllabus....the history syllabus.ˈsɪləbəs NOUN
  • Arabic: مِنْهَجٌ دِرَاسِيّPronunciation for مِنْهَجٌ دِرَاسِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: plano de estudosPronunciation for plano de estudos
  • Chinese: 教学大纲Pronunciation for 教学大纲
  • Croatian: nastavni planPronunciation for nastavni plan
  • Czech: učební osnovyPronunciation for učební osnovy
  • Danish: læseplanPronunciation for læseplan
  • Dutch: syllabusPronunciation for syllabus
  • European Spanish: plan de estudiosPronunciation for plan de estudios
  • Finnish: opinto-ohjelmaPronunciation for opinto-ohjelma
  • French: programmePronunciation for programmeuniversitaire
  • German: LehrplanPronunciation for Lehrplan Lehrpläne
  • Greek: πρόγραμμα σπουδώνPronunciation for πρόγραμμα σπουδών
  • Italian: programma di studioPronunciation for programma di studio
  • Japanese: 摘要Pronunciation for 摘要
  • Korean: 강의 시간표Pronunciation for 강의 시간표
  • Norwegian: pensumPronunciation for pensum
  • Polish: program nauczaniaPronunciation for program nauczania
  • Portuguese: plano de estudosPronunciation for plano de estudos
  • Romanian: plan planuride învățământ
  • Russian: программа курсаPronunciation for программа курса
  • Spanish: plan de estudiosPronunciation for plan de estudios
  • Swedish: kursplanPronunciation for kursplan
  • Thai: หลักสูตรการเรียนPronunciation for หลักสูตรการเรียน
  • Turkish: müfredatPronunciation for müfredat
  • Ukrainian: програма
  • Vietnamese: chương trình họcPronunciation for 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
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
Why were Shakespeare's tragedies always on the A level syllabus instead of his comedies?
Martin, Joy The Image of Laura


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