antemeridian

[ an-tee-muh-rid-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌæn ti məˈrɪd i ən /
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adjective

occurring before noon.
of or relating to the forenoon.

Origin of antemeridian

First recorded in 1650–60; ante- + meridian
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antemeridian

/ (ˌæntɪməˈrɪdɪən) /

adjective

before noon; in the morning

Word Origin for antemeridian

C17: from Latin antemerīdiānus; see ante-, meridian
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