Define: Alumni

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Definition: Alumni

Quick Summary of Alumni

A group of people who have graduated from a school or university.

What is the dictionary definition of Alumni?

Dictionary Definition

A graduate or former student, especially a male one, of a particular school, college, or university.

  1. A male pupil or student
  2. A student
  3. A male graduate


Full Definition of Alumni

Alumni are usually used to refer to a group of graduates of either one or both genders, while ‘alumnus’ traditionally refers to a single male graduate, with the feminine version being ‘alumna’.

An alumnus or an alumna of a college, university, or other school is a former student who has either attended or graduated in some fashion from the institution.



Synonyms For Alumni

alumnus, former student of, graduates, former student, fellowship

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Alumni. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. April 01, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Alumni. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 01, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Alumni. Retrieved April 01, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Alumni are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 30th December 2019.