syllabus

noun
syl·​la·​bus | \ ˈsi-lə-bəs How to pronounce syllabus (audio) \
plural syllabi\ ˈsi-​lə-​ˌbī How to pronounce syllabus (audio) , -​ˌbē \ or syllabuses

Definition of syllabus

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Torres said his father created the syllabus and technique of mambo on 2 in the 1970s; his mother, the flamenco dancer Nélida Tirado, appears in the film. New York Times, 16 June 2021 The syllabus was designed to elevate Black culture and teach practical and creative arts in a way that would instill in participants a sense of Black pride. Melissa Smith, New York Times, 1 June 2021 Many students felt like periods were pushed off the syllabus in favor of other topics. Alice Broster, Forbes, 31 May 2021 But the video games are now part of the permanent syllabus. Robin George Andrews, Wired, 15 May 2021 As student diversity grows, so does the desire for representation in the syllabus. NBC News, 17 May 2021 Martin and his staff had a full syllabus devoted to topics ranging from race car aerodynamics to a history lesson on the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, an auto racing event for top Black drivers in the 1920s and 1930s. Dan Gelston, Star Tribune, 15 May 2021 Martin and his staff had a full syllabus devoted to topics ranging from race car aerodynamics to a history lesson on the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, an auto racing event for top Black drivers in the 1920s and 1930s. Dan Gelston, orlandosentinel.com, 15 May 2021 As student diversity grows, so does the desire for representation in the syllabus. BostonGlobe.com, 15 May 2021

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First Known Use of syllabus

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for syllabus

Late Latin, alteration of Latin sillybus label for a book, from Greek sillybos

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The first known use of syllabus was circa 1656

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21 Jun 2021

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“Syllabus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syllabus. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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syllabus

noun

English Language Learners Definition of syllabus

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

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