syllabus

noun syl·la·bus \ ˈsi-lə-bəs \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of syllabus

plural syllabi play \ˈsi-lə-ˌbī, -ˌbē\ or syllabuses
1 : a summary outline of a discourse, treatise, or course of study or of examination requirements
2 : headnote 2

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Origin and Etymology of syllabus

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

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


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