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p.m.

1.
after noon.
2.
the period between noon and midnight.
Origin of p.m.
From the Latin word post merīdiem
Usage note
See a.m.

P.M.

or PM

2.
3.
p.m.
4.
Police Magistrate.
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p.m.

abbreviation
1.
(indicating the time period from midday to midnight) post meridiem See a.m.
2.
post-mortem (examination)
Word Origin
(sense 1) Latin: after noon
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abbreviation of Latin post meridiem "after noon."

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