alumna


alum·na

noun \ə-ˈləm-nə\

: a woman who was a student at a particular school, college, or university

plural alum·nae\-(ˌ)nē also -ˌnī\

Full Definition of ALUMNA

1
:  a girl or woman who has attended or has graduated from a particular school, college, or university
2
:  a girl or woman who is a former member, employee, contributor, or inmate

Examples of ALUMNA

  1. a group of Harvard alumnae

Origin of ALUMNA

Latin, feminine of alumnus
First Known Use: 1843

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

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