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p.m.

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P.M.

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pm

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PM

abbreviation for
1. (indicating the time period from midday to midnight) post meridiem. See a.m.
2. (Medicine) post-mortem (examination)
[(sense 1) Latin: after noon]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.p.m. - after noon
postmeridian - after noon
Adv.1.P.M. - between noon and midnight; "let's meet at 8 P.M."
Latin - any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
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Translations

p.m.

pm [ˌpiːˈɛm] adv abbr (=post meridiem)
(= in the afternoon) → de l'après-midi
at 2 p.m → à deux heures de l'après-midi, à quatorze heures
(= in the evening) → du soir
at 8 p.m → à huit heures du soir, à vingt heures
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

p.m.

[ˈpiːˈɛm] adv abbr (in the afternoon) → del pomeriggio; (in the evening) → di sera
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pm,

p.m.

(also P.M.) () (ˌpiː ˈem) abbreviation
after midday. at 1 pm (= at one o'clock in the afternoon); at 6.00 pm (= at six o'clock in the evening); the 2pm train.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

p.m.

مَسَاءً odpoledne om eftermiddagen nachmittags μ.μ. de la tarde iltapäivällä de l’après-midi poslijepodne pomeridiano 午後の 오후 p.m. ettermiddag po południu depois do meio-dia, p.m. после полудня e.m. ตัวย่อของเวลาตั้งแต่หลังเที่ยงวันถึงเที่ยงคืน öğleden sonra chiều tối 下午
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References in classic literature ?
"At home, lawn-tennis, 3 P.M. At home, kettledrum, 5 P.M.
P.M., it ought to reach the moon four days after its departure, that is on the 5th of December, at midnight precisely, at the moment of her attaining her perigee, that is her nearest distance from the earth, which is exactly 86,410 leagues (French), or 238,833 miles mean distance (English).
These will make an end of themselves at a quarter to one P.M. on Tuesday, if no Post- office order is in the interim received from Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire; arriving after a quarter to one P.M.
By the energy of an agent at Charleston, S.C., we are enabled to be the first to furnish the public with a detailed account of this most extraordinary voyage, which was performed between Saturday, the 6th instant, at 11, A.M., and 2, P.M., on Tuesday, the 9th instant, by Sir Everard Bringhurst ; Mr.
Well, Fred, I don't mind telling you that the secret is that I'm one of a noble race--it has been just found out by me this present afternoon, P.M." And as he made the announcement, Durbeyfield, declining from his sitting position, luxuriously stretched himself out upon the bank among the daisies.
When things go wrong at ten o'clock in the morning we--or rather you--swear and knock the furniture about; but if the misfortune comes at ten P.M., we read poetry or sit in the dark and think what a hollow world this is.
After coasting along a series of creeks abounding in lobsters and oysters, the Tampico entered the bay of Espiritu Santo, where she finally anchored in a small natural harbor, formed by the embouchure of the River Hillisborough, at seven P.M., on the 22d of October.
He did not see the Englishman fold up and place in his pocket the accusation written by Danglars under the arbor of La Reserve, and which had the postmark, "Marseilles, 27th Feb., delivery 6 o'clock, P.M." But it must be said that if he had seen it, he attached so little importance to this scrap of paper, and so much importance to his two hundred thousand francs, that he would not have opposed whatever the Englishman might do, however irregular it might be.
He advertised that he would "open his performance in the after cabin at 'two bells' (nine P.M.) and show the passengers where they shall eventually arrive"--which was all very well, but by a funny accident the first picture that flamed out upon the canvas was a view of Greenwood Cemetery!
Thus I have not an atom of sympathy with this girl, to whom London is famous only as the residence of a young man who mistakes her for someone else, but her happiness had become part of my repast at two P.M., and when one day she walked down Pall Mall without gradually posting a letter I was most indignant.
I wish Hatfield had not been so precipitate!' said Rosalie next day at four P.M., as, with a portentous yawn, she laid down her worsted-work and looked listlessly towards the window.
An' they won't be no workin' a livin' soul after six P.M. You hear me talk!