practicum

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noun prac·ti·cum \ˈprak-ti-kəm\

Definition of practicum

  1. :  a course of study designed especially for the preparation of teachers and clinicians that involves the supervised practical application of previously studied theory

Examples of practicum in a sentence

  1. <she got some coaching experience through a 40-hour practicum with the parks department>

Origin and Etymology of practicum

German Praktikum, from Late Latin practicum, neuter of practicus practical


First Known Use: 1904


PRACTICUM Defined for English Language Learners

practicum

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noun prac·ti·cum \ˈprak-ti-kəm\

Definition of practicum for English Language Learners

  • : a course of study for teachers, doctors, nurses, etc., that involves actually working in the area of study and using the knowledge and skills that have been learned in a school


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