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alumna

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noun alum·na \ə-ˈləm-nə\

Simple Definition of alumna

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

Full Definition of alumna

plural alum·naeplay \-(ˌ)nē also -ˌnī\

  1. 1 :  a girl or woman who has attended or has graduated from a particular school, college, or university

  2. 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


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