n. pl. cur·ric·u·la (-lə) or cur·ric·u·lums
1. All the courses of study offered by an educational institution.
2. A group of related courses, often in a special field of study: the engineering curriculum.
[Latin, course, from currere, to run; see CURRENT.]
cur·ricu·lar (-lər) adj.
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