practicum
noun Etymology: German Praktikum, from Late Latin practicum, neuter of practicus practical Date: 1904 a course of study designed especially for the preparation of teachers and clinicians that involves the supervised practical application of previously studied theory

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  • practicum — (n.) 1904, from L.L. practicum, neuter of practicus (see PRACTICAL (Cf. practical)). Cf. Ger. praktikum …   Etymology dictionary

  • practicum — ☆ practicum [prak′ti kem ] n. [Ger praktikum < LL practicum, neut. of practicus, active: see PRACTICE] a course involving activities emphasizing the practical application of theory, esp. one in which a student gains on the job experience in a… …   English World dictionary

  • practicum — UK US /ˈpræktɪkəm/ noun ► [C] HR PLACEMENT(Cf. ↑placement) …   Financial and business terms

  • Practicum — A practicum is a college course, often in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of a previously studied theory. Practicums (student teaching) are common for education majors. It is also… …   Wikipedia

  • practicum — /prak ti keuhm/, n. (in a college or university) the part of a course consisting of practical work in a particular field. [1900 05; < L, neut. of practicus PRACTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • practicum — noun /ˈpɹæk.tɪ.kəm/ a) A college course designed to give a student supervised practical knowledge of a subject previously studied theoretically. b) A science exam in which students are questioned about specimens or other objects placed in f …   Wiktionary

  • practicum — [ praktɪkəm] noun (plural practicums) chiefly N. Amer. a practical section of a course of study. Origin early 20th cent.: from late L., neut. of practicus practical …   English new terms dictionary

  • practicum — prac·ti·cum …   English syllables

  • practicum — prac•ti•cum [[t]ˈpræk tɪ kəm[/t]] n. edu a course of study devoted to practical experience in a field • Etymology: 1900–05; (< GPraktikum) < L, neut. of prācticus practical …   From formal English to slang

  • practicum — /ˈpræktɪkəm/ (say praktikuhm) noun that part of a course of study which is designed to develop practical skills or to demonstrate the practical foundation of a theory. Also, practical; Colloquial, prac …   Australian English dictionary

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