antemeridian


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an·te·me·rid·i·an

 (ăn′tē-mə-rĭd′ē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or taking place in the morning.

[Latin antemerīdiānus : ante-, ante- + merīdiānus, of noon; see meridian.]

antemeridian

(ˌæntɪməˈrɪdɪən)
adj
(Horology) before noon; in the morning
[C17: from Latin antemerīdiānus; see ante-, meridian]

an•te•me•rid•i•an

(ˌæn ti məˈrɪd i ən)

adj.
1. occurring before noon.
2. of or pertaining to the forenoon.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.antemeridian - before noonantemeridian - before noon        
postmeridian - after noon
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The antemeridian of this line passes through the Australian town of Alice Springs, although no-one knew it at the time.
The first 12-hr period is often called antemeridian or AM and the second, postmeridian or PM, commonly known simply as morning and afternoon.
His borrowings are peripheral: central to the work are its subtle design, its humanity and the antemeridian glow into which Judas leads the soldiers of the Pharisees.