Definition of alumna in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈlʌmnə

noun (plural alumnae /-niː/)

  • A female former pupil or student of a particular school, college, or university: the University of Ottawa alumna was in Japan
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    • 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.


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

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