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syllabus

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Noun
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Syl=la=bus

CIDE DICTIONARY

syllabusn. [L., fr. the same source as E. syllable.].
  •  A compendium containing the heads of a discourse, and the like; an abstract.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The headnote of a reported case; the brief statement of the points of law determined prefixed to a reported case. The opinion controls the syllabus, the latter being merely explanatory of the former.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

syllabus, n. (pl. syllabuses or syllabi)
1 a the programme or outline of a course of study, teaching, etc. b a statement of the requirements for a particular examination.
2 RC Ch. a summary of points decided by papal decree regarding heretical doctrines or practices.

Etymology
mod.L, orig. a misreading of L sittybas accus. pl. of sittyba f. Gk sittuba title-slip or label

THESAURUS

syllabus

abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment, abstract, brief, capsule, compend, condensation, condensed version, conspectus, digest, draft, epitome, head, outline, overview, pandect, precis, review, rubric, shortened version, skeleton, sketch, survey, synopsis, thumbnail sketch, topical outline

ROGET THESAURUS

syllabus

Compendium

N compend, compendium, abstract, precis, epitome, multum in parvo, analysis, pandect, digest, sum and substance, brief, abridgment, summary, apercu, draft, minute, note, excerpt, synopsis, textbook, conspectus, outlines, syllabus, contents, heads, prospectus, album, scrap book, note book, memorandum book, commonplace book, extracts, excerpta, cuttings, fugitive pieces, fugitive writing, spicilegium, flowers, anthology, collectanea, analecta, compilation, recapitulation, resume, review, abbreviation, abbreviature, contraction, shortening, compression, compendious, synoptic, analectic, abrege, abridged, variorum, in short, in epitome, in substance, in few words, it lies in a nutshell.


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