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.

Nearby words

  1. anteflexion,
  2. antegrade,
  3. antegrade urography,
  4. antehall,
  5. antelope,
  6. antemortem,
  7. antemundane,
  8. antenatal,
  9. antenave,
  10. antenna

Origin of antemeridian

First recorded in 1650–60; ante- + meridian

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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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