Definition of vita in English:



  • A curriculum vitae.

    • ‘Each applicant must submit a curriculum vita, a letter of support from a member of APA and, in the instance of a self-nomination, verification that the endorser will serve the role and complete the functions of a nominator.’
    • ‘Interestingly in this context, a dove with a crown in his beak hovers right outside the opening and well-known historiated initial of Book I of Juliana's vita.’
    • ‘The relationship to John is one of two described in the vita between Juliana and a male that had moments of full collegiality.’
    • ‘The vita author took great pains to articulate the charismatic gifts of Juliana against a historical background in which the basic hierocratic authority of the church was at stake.’
    • ‘Who would have thought that one line on my vita, under community service, would have led to this job?’
    • ‘But not all faculty members should aspire to be administrators or measure a successful career by whether or not administration is on the vita.’
    • ‘Examination of his vita reveals that his efforts in his department and in other professional areas have been equally strong.’
    • ‘Unlike the case of other women mystics in the Minne tradition, no vita or life story was written for Hadewijch.’
    • ‘Here was a saintly bishop whose vita would not easily suit Lyon's burghers' ideas about a healthy relationship between secular and spiritual authority in their city.’
    • ‘For example, the content of a curriculum vita was reformatted to look like a letter, a dictionary and so on.’
    • ‘At least I think if I were, for example, 28th author, I wouldn't want to devote a full half-page of my vita to the 27 names that precede mine.’
    • ‘51 vignettes, or episodes of interaction, were selected from the vita, 23 episodes with men and 28 with women.’
    • ‘Rather, close analysis of episodes in face-to-face interaction in Juliana's vita reveals a complex dynamic of shifting alliances among competing social units drawn from small elite and marginal social circles.’
    • ‘What about the average successful vita, though: that is to say, the kind of vita that professors most often must evaluate?’
    • ‘But it's not congressional ethics investigators who are most likely to frown on Daschle's lobbying vita.’
    • ‘A process streamlined into grim efficiency, yielding one more line on the scholar's vita.’
    • ‘The principal source of information about Juliana is her vita, which was initially written in vernacular French, most likely by her friend Eve, and then translated into Latin between 1261 and 1264.’
    • ‘My full 18-point platform as well as a complete biographical statement and vita may be found at’
    • ‘Whether it's for typing up memos, spreadsheets, presentations, standard operating procedures, thesis, curriculum vitas, or merely surfing the net, computer basics are required.’
    • ‘An indication of how a contemporary may have read the figure can be found in Vasari's vita of Fra Angelico, where the author mentions a manuscript Cosimo Bartoli had seen in Venice and described to him.’
    • ‘A characteristic feature of Juliana's vita is the presentation of short vignettes, or episodes of face-to-face interaction, each of which provides a scene that enabled the author to develop the character of the exemplar of virtue.’
    • ‘The program will offer candidates practical advice on how to write a curriculum vita, how to present their research seminar, and what tools they will need to excel on their academic interview.’
    • ‘It's an important thing you can put on your vita.’
    • ‘Interested candidates should submit six copies of their curriculum vita and a summary of their dissertation research - visit the Web address below for summary requirements.’
    • ‘The modern editors and translators of St. Aunemund's vita, the Acta Aunemundi, have suggested, reasonably enough, that confusion over Aunemund's name may have caused confusion over his burial site.’
    • ‘Juliana's vita was an exception to the ‘male interpreter’ pattern described by Mooney, Coakley, and others.’
    • ‘But then, she didn't always have a professional vita that people twice her age would kill for, either.’
    • ‘The vita notes that after receiving the requisite approbations for the new feast from church officials, Juliana chose John, still a monk at Mont-Cornillon, as her partner.’
    • ‘This attribution is based on the wording of the vita, which indicates that she ‘prayed’ while John wrote.’
    • ‘Having sung 12 roles at the MET is an impressive item on any tenor's vita, and not surprisingly he had no problems filling the Lisner Auditorium with his sound.’
    • ‘Specific proposals should be sent to the Journal no later than Jan.15, 2004, with prospectus and brief vita.’
    • ‘Taking my own advice about applying to previous employers, I then submitted my vita to a medium-sized historically Black college where I also had worked as an adjunct professor.’
    cv, life history, biography, details
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Latin, literally ‘life’.