Breadcrumb Home Cite What is a C.V.? The Question: What does the Latin abbreviation C.V. mean ? The Answer: C.V. stands for Curriculum Vitae. When people refer to a C.V., they are usually talking about a biographical résumé. -The Editors Top Ten Frequently Asked QuestionsOther Archives:Feature ArchivePoll ArchiveQuiz ArchiveTimeline ArchiveTop Ten Archive See also: Legal Terms-"Summary Judgement"