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antemeridian

[ an-tee-muh-rid-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌæn ti məˈrɪd i ən /
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adjective
occurring before noon.
of or relating to the forenoon.
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Origin of antemeridian

First recorded in 1590–1600; ante- + meridian

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH antemeridian

antemeridian , antimeridian
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British Dictionary definitions for antemeridian

antemeridian
/ (ˌæntɪməˈrɪdɪən) /

adjective
before noon; in the morning

Word Origin for antemeridian

C17: from Latin antemerīdiānus; see ante-, meridian
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