noun \ə-ˈləm-nəs\

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

plural alum·ni\-ˌnī\

Full Definition of ALUMNUS

:  a person who has attended or has graduated from a particular school, college, or university
:  a person who is a former member, employee, contributor, or inmate

Examples of ALUMNUS

  1. Her parents are alumni of the state university.

Origin of ALUMNUS

Latin, foster son, pupil, from alere to nourish — more at old
First Known Use: 1645

Other Education Terms

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


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