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a·lum·nus

 (ə-lŭm′nəs)
n. pl. a·lum·ni (-nī′)
A male graduate or former student of a school, college, or university.

[Latin, pupil, from alere, to nourish; see al- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: Alumnus and alumna both come from Latin and preserve Latin plurals. Alumnus is a masculine noun whose plural is alumni, and alumna is a feminine noun whose plural is alumnae. Coeducational institutions usually use alumni for graduates of both sexes. But those who object to masculine forms in such cases may prefer using alumni and alumnae, alumnae/i, or the more casual alums. The word graduates also presents a gender-neutral alternative.
alumnus, alumna, alumni - Alumnus and alumna stem from Latin alere, "to nourish or be nourished," now by a university; originally alumnus was a pupil and now it is a male graduate. Alumni refers to either sex.
See also related terms for nourish.
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This march ended at Memorial Hall, where the alumni dinner was served.
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