Definition of alumna in English:

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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.


See alumnus (usage).


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

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