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alumna

[ uh-luhm-nuh ]
/ əˈlʌm nə /
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noun, plural a·lum·nae [uh-luhm-nee]. /əˈlʌm ni/.

a woman who is a graduate or former student of a specific school, college, or university.

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Origin of alumna

An Americanism dating back to 1840–45; from Latin: “foster daughter, pupil”; feminine of alumnus
See alumnus.
alum, alumna , alumnae , alumni, alumnus
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British Dictionary definitions for alumna

alumna
/ (əˈlʌmnə) /

noun plural -nae (-niː)

mainly US and Canadian a female graduate of a school, college, etc
C19: feminine of alumnus
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