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Alexandrian

[ al-ig-zan-dree-uhn, -zahn- ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ən, -ˈzɑn- /
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adjective
of Alexandria, especially Alexandria, Egypt.
of or relating to the schools of philosophy, literature, and science in ancient Alexandria.
noun
a native or inhabitant of Alexandria, especially Alexandria, Egypt.
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Origin of Alexandrian

First recorded in 1575–85; Alexandri(a) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Alexandrian

non-Al·ex·an·dri·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Alexandrian

Alexandrian
/ (ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪən, -ˈzɑːn-) /

adjective
of or relating to Alexander the Great
of or relating to Alexandria in Egypt
relating to the Hellenistic philosophical, literary, and scientific ideas that flourished in Alexandria in the last three centuries bc
(of writers, literary works, etc) erudite and imitative rather than original or creative
noun
a native or inhabitant of Alexandria
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