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alma mater

1. The school that one attended. One typically only uses the term after graduating from the school. I am visiting my alma mater this weekend, and I hope that some of my old professors are still there. Your alma mater did not fare so well in the big game!
2. A school's official song. In high school, we had to memorize the words to our alma mater. They play the alma mater every year at graduation.

alma mater

Also, Alma Mater. The school or college one attended and, usually, graduated from, as in During football season I always check to see how my alma mater is doing. This expression sometimes refers to the institution's official song, as in I never did learn the words to my college's alma mater. The term is Latin for "kind mother." [c. 1800]
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Columns (2a)-(2c) of Table 4 report the results with respect to alma mater affiliation.
Appreciating the Dr Ishtiaq's agenda of reforms, he said that he was happy to see his derailed alma mater back to the track.
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In his last year in the Legislature, he was named "Statesman of the Year" by his alma mater, and in 2005 the university renamed an auditorium the "Diane and Chick Bilyeu Theatre" in honor of the couple.
For more than 30 years, she was a professor at her alma mater, the University of Michigan.
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Shame, shame on Saint Francis Xavier University, my Alma Mater, for conferring an honorary Doctor of Laws on a promoter of the "culture of death," the millionaire socialist, Alexa McDonough.
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Treasurer George Herbst's prior experience handling a windfall donation at another institution meant he knew to be grateful for one particular fact: Cornell had given his alma mater some advance notice on the gift.
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