/ˈsɪləbəs / (say 'siluhbuhs)

noun (plural syllabuses or syllabi /ˈsɪləbaɪ/ (say 'siluhbuy))
1. an outline or summary of a course of studies, lectures, etc.
2. subjects to be studied on a particular course, as at a school, university, etc.
3. a list: the syllabus of errors.
{New Latin, mistake for Latin sittyba title-slip on a book, from Greek}
Usage: The form syllabi follows the Latin and the form syllabuses the English way of forming plurals. While there are still those who prefer the Latinate ending, the English form is increasingly the norm.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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  • Syllabus — • The name given to two series of propositions containing modern religious errors condemned respectively by Pius IX (1864) and Pius X (1907) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Syllabus     Syllabus …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • SYLLABUS — (1864) Recueil «contenant les principales erreurs de notre temps» adressé aux évêques par Pie IX (et daté du 8 décembre 1864) en même temps que l’encyclique Quanta Cura . Il était constitué de quatre vingts propositions déjà condamnées… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Syllabus — Syllabus, m., Pl. Syllabi, ist ein pseudo lateinischer (ursprünglich griechischer,aus συλλαμβάνω, ich nehme, stelle zusammen) Ausdruck für Register, Verzeichnis, Aufzählung, Auszug, Zusammenfassung. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Kirche 2 Akademische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • syllabus — index capsule, compendium, outline (synopsis), pandect (treatise), plan, program, prospectus …   Law dictionary

  • Syllabus — Syl la*bus, n.; pl. E. {Syllabuses}, L. {Syllabi}. [L., fr. the same source as E. syllable.] 1. A compendium containing the heads of a discourse, and the like; an abstract. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The headnote of a reported case; the brief… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syllabus — 1650s, table of contents of a series of lectures, etc., from L.L. syllabus list, a misreading of Gk. sittybos (pl. of sittyba parchment label, table of contents, of unknown origin) in a 1470s edition of Cicero s Ad Atticum iv.5 and 8. The proper… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Syllabus — (griech.), Verzeichnis; in der Sprache der katholischen Kirche Verzeichnis der mit dem römischen Katholizismus nicht verträglichen »Irrtümer« der modernen Zeit, insbes. die der Enzyklika Pius IX. Quanta cura vom 8. Dez. 1864 beigegebenen 80 Sätze …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Syllabus — Syllăbus (grch.), Verzeichnis, Aufzählung; insbes. das der päpstl. Enzyklika vom 8. Dez. 1864 beigegebene Verzeichnis der (80) modernen Irrlehren …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Syllabus — s. m. Índice de quanto foi condenado pelo papa Pio IX na célebre Encíclica de 8 de dezembro de 1864.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra latina …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • syllabus — *compendium, digest, pandect, survey, sketch, précis, aperçu Analogous words: conspectus, synopsis, epitome, *abridgment, brief, abstract …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • syllabus — has the plural form syllabuses, not syllabi …   Modern English usage

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