noun \-bəs\

: a list of the topics or books that will be studied in a course

plural syl·la·bi\-ˌbī, -ˌbē\ or syl·la·bus·es

Full Definition of SYLLABUS

:  a summary outline of a discourse, treatise, or course of study or of examination requirements
:  headnote 2

Origin of SYLLABUS

Late Latin, alteration of Latin sillybus label for a book, from Greek sillybos
First Known Use: circa 1656

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis


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