Definitions for practicumˈpræk tɪ kəm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
prac•ti•cumˈpræk tɪ kəm(n.)
a course of study devoted to practical experience in a field.
Origin of practicum:
1900–05; (< G Praktikum ) < L, neut. of prācticuspractical
A college course designed to give a student supervised practical knowledge of a subject previously studied theoretically.
A science exam in which students are questioned about specimens or other objects placed in front of them.