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Alexandrian

[al-ig-zan-dree-uh n, -zahn-] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ən, -ˈzɑn-/
adjective
1.
of Alexandria, especially Alexandria, Egypt.
2.
of or relating to the schools of philosophy, literature, and science in ancient Alexandria.
noun
4.
a native or inhabitant of Alexandria, especially Alexandria, Egypt.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; Alexandri(a) + -an
Related forms
non-Alexandrian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Alexandrian

Alexandrian

/ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪən; -ˈzɑːn-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Alexander the Great
2.
of or relating to Alexandria in Egypt
3.
relating to the Hellenistic philosophical, literary, and scientific ideas that flourished in Alexandria in the last three centuries bc
4.
(of writers, literary works, etc) erudite and imitative rather than original or creative
noun
5.
a native or inhabitant of Alexandria
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