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Definition of "syllabus" [syl•la•bus]

  • An outline or a summary of the main points of a text, lecture, or course of study. (noun)
  • Law A short statement preceding a report on an adjudged case and containing a summary of the court's rulings on each point involved. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "syllabus" in a sentence
  • "And it may sound like an easy-A elective, but the syllabus is actually pretty rigorous."
  • "Another issue I have with my syllabus is the fact that I've already changed an assignment due date once and am thinking of changing it again (all for good reasons), and I'm worried the students will think I'm a flake."
  • "In British English, syllabus is often associated with particular subjects (language, mathematics, sciences) whereas curriculum collocates with national, core … and hidden (more on that one later)."