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nounone's Alma Mater
The university, school, or college that one formerly attended:‘he started teaching at his alma mater’
educational institution, centre of learningView synonyms
- ‘I could get used to Melbourne as an Alma Mater (the weekend turned out to be a wonderful period of revelation in this regard, but more on that later).’
- ‘For the first time since Ive graduated, I can say that I am proud of my alma mater.’
- ‘Wackadoo's Grub & Brew was designed to target the college community by creating an atmosphere of pride and tradition in one's Alma Mater.’
- ‘These schools are Kallis’ ‘Alma Mater’: Wynberg Boys High in Cape Town, Selborne College in East London, Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria Boys High in Pretoria.’
- ‘Maintain contact with one's Alma Mater as a means of extending one's business and engineering network.’
Mid 17th century (in the general sense ‘someone or something providing nourishment’): Latin, literally generous mother.
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