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1. Of or relating to Alexander the Great: the Alexandrian conquests.
2. Of or relating to Alexandria, Egypt.
3. Of, characteristic of, or belonging to a learned school of Hellenistic literature, science, and philosophy located at Alexandria in the last three centuries bc.
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(ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪən; -ˈzɑːn-)
1. (Placename) of or relating to Alexander the Great
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to Alexandria in Egypt
3. (Historical Terms) relating to the Hellenistic philosophical, literary, and scientific ideas that flourished in Alexandria in the last three centuries bc
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of writers, literary works, etc) erudite and imitative rather than original or creative
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Alexandria
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(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ən, -ˈzɑn-)

1. of or pertaining to Alexandria, esp. Alexandria, Egypt.
2. Hellenistic.
3. of or pertaining to Alexander the Great or the period of his rule.
4. a native or resident of Alexandria, esp. Alexandria, Egypt.
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Noun1.Alexandrian - a resident or native of Alexandria (especially Alexandria in Egypt)
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
Adj.1.Alexandrian - of or relating to Alexander the Great or his empireAlexandrian - of or relating to Alexander the Great or his empire
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Though the poems of the Boeotian school (2) were unanimously assigned to Hesiod down to the age of Alexandrian criticism, they were clearly neither the work of one man nor even of one period: some, doubtless, were fraudulently fathered on him in order to gain currency; but it is probable that most came to be regarded as his partly because of their general character, and partly because the names of their real authors were lost.
Compressed into it is a whole Alexandrian library of thought, feeling, and sentiment--all that can, all that need be urged, in the form of expostulation, entreaty, rebuke, against that crime of crimes,--making man the prop- erty of his fellow-man!
The stream of ancient philosophy in the Alexandrian and Roman times widens into a lake or sea, and then disappears underground to reappear after many ages in a distant land.
A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza;--read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
This would be sure to baffle the Alexandrian editors.
It was evident that he shared our host's liking for the fresh Alexandrian cigarettes.
Casaubon's talk about his great book was full of new vistas; and this sense of revelation, this surprise of a nearer introduction to Stoics and Alexandrians, as people who had ideas not totally unlike her own, kept in abeyance for the time her usual eagerness for a binding theory which could bring her own life and doctrine into strict connection with that amazing past, and give the remotest sources of knowledge some bearing on her actions.
exposure to Canopy Rivers' and TerrAscend's shareholder base," said Narbe Alexandrian, President and CEO of Canopy Rivers.
At 9 pm, Reda Folklore Band performs some of its most famous songs, including "Eskandarany" (Alexandrian), "El Falahen" (Peasants), "El Nuba" (Nuba), among others.
Aristarchus of Samothrace (216-144 BCE) is the most famous Alexandrian grammarian and one of the most important scholars of antiquity, says Schironi, but his status made his books sources to mine rather than texts to copy, so his ideas now survive only in a vast array of fragments in other work.
Beginning with a Time Line and an enigmatic introduction titled, "The Endless Search for The True Cleopatra," Simonetta Carr's "Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids: Her Life and World, With 21 Activities" offers a fresh approach to a more complete understanding of this famous Alexandrian Queen of Egypt.