Definitions for syllabusˈsɪl ə bəs; -ˌbaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

syl•la•busˈsɪl ə bəs; -ˌbaɪ(n.)(pl.)-bus•es, -bi

  1. an outline or other brief statement of the main points of a discourse, the subjects of a course of lectures, the contents of a curriculum, etc.

Origin of syllabus:

1650–60; < NL syllabus, syllabos, prob. a misreading (in mss. of Cicero) of Gk síttybās, acc. pl. of síttyba label for a papyrus roll

Princeton's WordNet

  1. course of study, program, programme, curriculum, syllabus(noun)

    an integrated course of academic studies

    "he was admitted to a new program at the university"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. syllabus(noun)ˈsɪl ə bəs

    a list of lectures, books, assignments, etc. for a course of study

    the syllabus for my history class

Wiktionary

  1. syllabus(Noun)

    A summary of topics which will be covered during an academic course, or a text or lecture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syllabus(noun)

    a compendium containing the heads of a discourse, and the like; an abstract

Freebase

  1. Syllabus

    A syllabus, is an outline and summary of topics to be covered in an education or training course. It is descriptive. A syllabus is often either set out by an exam board, or prepared by the professor who supervises or controls the course quality. It may be provided in paper form or online. Both syllabus and curriculum are often fused, and usually given to each student during the first class session so that the objectives and the means of obtaining them are clear. A syllabus usually contains specific information about the course, such as information on how, where and when to contact the lecturer and teaching assistants; an outline of what will be covered in the course; a schedule of test dates and the due dates for assignments; the grading policy for the course; specific classroom rules; etc. Within many courses concluding in an exam, syllabuses are used to ensure consistency between schools and that all teachers know what must be taught and what is not required. Exams can only test knowledge based on information included in the syllabus.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

syllabus(noun)

a programme or list, eg of a course of lectures, or of courses of study.

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