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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