What does syllabus mean?

Definitions for syllabusˈsɪl ə bəs; -ˌbaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word syllabus.

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"


  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

  2. Origin: [L., fr. the same source as E. syllable.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Syllabus

    sil′a-bus, n. an abstract: a table of contents: the catalogue of eighty heresies, annexed to the Encyclical Quanta Cura, addressed by Pius IX. to all Catholic bishops, 8th Dec. 1864. [L.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of syllabus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of syllabus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    The course of true love never remains the same according to its syllabus.

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