Definition: A curriculum vitae is a written description of your work experience, educational background and skills. Also called a CV, or simply a vitae, it is more detailed than a resume and is commonly used by those applying for jobs outside the US and Australia. A curriculum vitae is also used by someone seeking an academic job in the US, for example in a college or university.
Also Known As: CV, vitae
Alternate Spellings: curriculum vitea curriculum vita
Common Misspellings: curriculum vitea curriculum vita
Examples:When Dr. Brown heard there was a position open in the English Department, he sent his curriculum vitae.