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Related to post meridiem: ante meridiem
adv. & adj. Abbr. PM also pm or pm
After noon. Used chiefly in the abbreviated form to specify the hour: 10:30 pm; a pm appointment. See Usage Note at PM.
[Latin post merīdiem : post, after + merīdiem, accusative of merīdiēs, midday.]
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post meridiem(ˈpəʊst məˈrɪdɪəm)
the full form of p.m.
[C17: Latin: after noon]
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1. Past Master.
3. Police Magistrate.
6. Prime Minister.
7. Provost Marshal.
1. after noon.
2. the period between noon and midnight.
[< Latin post merīdiem]
usage: See a.m.
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post meridiem- The expansion of p.m., from Latin, meaning "after noon" (1647).
See also related terms for noon.
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|Adj.||1.||post meridiem - after noon|
postmeridian - after noon
|Adv.||1.||post meridiem - between noon and midnight; "let's meet at 8 P.M."|
Latin - any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
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