the period between noon and midnight.
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Origin of p.m.
From the Latin word post merīdiem
Definition for p.m. (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for p.m.
P.M., pm or PM
(indicating the time period from midday to midnight) post meridiemSee a.m.
Word Origin for p.m.
(sense 1) Latin: after noon
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Word Origin and History for p.m.
abbreviation of Latin post meridiem "after noon."
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