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alumnusnoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈlʌm.nəs/ (plural alumni uk   /-naɪ/ us   ) mainly US
someone who has ​left a ​school, ​college, or ​university after ​finishingtheirstudies there: the alumni of St MacNissi's College Several famous alumni have ​agreed to ​helpraisemoney for the school's ​restorationfund.
(Definition of alumnus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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