[ an-tee muh-rid-ee-uhm, -em ]
/ ˈæn ti məˈrɪd i əm, -ˌɛm /
before noon.See also a.m.
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Origin of ante meridiem
First recorded in 1555–65
Words nearby ante meridiem
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British Dictionary definitions for ante meridiem
/ (ˈæntɪ məˈrɪdɪəm) /
the full form of a.m.
Word Origin for ante meridiem
Latin, from ante- + merīdiēs midday
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