Definition of alumna in English:

Share this entry

alumna

Pronunciation: /əˈləmnə/

noun (plural alumnae /-nē/ /-nī/)

A female graduate or former student of a particular school, college, or university.
Example sentences
  • Usually it is not a matter of controversy when a distinguished alumna returns to her alma mater to address former mentors and current students.
  • The core of any marketing strategy for new physicists is to bring alumnae and alumni into direct contact with students and faculty.
  • I am a proud alumna of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Usage

See alumnus (usage).

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin, feminine of alumnus (see alumnus).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: a·lum·na

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.