A group of people who have graduated from a school or university. Alumni is 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 term being ‘alumna'.

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  • All of the alumni of the high school came home to watch the homecoming game and go to the homecoming dance and BBQ.

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  • After years of struggling through college, Ken discovered that he enjoyed returning to his alma mater years later as alumni.

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  • The renowned university had an impressive list of alumni at the reunion including several Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize winners.

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