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alumna

[uh-luhm-nuh] /əˈlʌm nə/
noun, plural alumnae
[uh-luhm-nee, -nahy] /əˈlʌm ni, -naɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a woman who is a graduate or former student of a specific school, college, or university.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; < Latin: foster daughter, pupil; feminine of alumnus
Can be confused
alum, alumna, alumnae, alumni, alumnus (see usage note at alumnus)
Usage note
See alumnus.
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British Dictionary definitions for alumna

alumna

/əˈlʌmnə/
noun (pl) -nae (-niː)
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) a female graduate of a school, college, etc
Word Origin
C19: feminine of alumnus
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Word Origin and History for alumna
n.

see alumnus.

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