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noun plural pms, pm's.
a private message sent to another user of a social media service or private messaging service: How do I send a pm to the moderator of the message board?
verb (used with object) pm'd or pmed, pm'ing, or pming.
to send a private message to (another user of such a service).
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Other definitions for pm (2 of 5)

Pm

Symbol, Chemistry.
promethium.

Other definitions for pm (3 of 5)

pm.

abbreviation
premium.

Other definitions for pm (4 of 5)

p.m.

abbreviation
after noon.
the period between noon and midnight.
Compare a.m.

Origin of p.m.

From Latin post merīdiem

usage note for p.m.

See a.m.

Other definitions for pm (5 of 5)

P.M.

or PM


abbreviation
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British Dictionary definitions for pm (1 of 5)

pm1

abbreviation for
premium

British Dictionary definitions for pm (2 of 5)

pm2

the internet domain name for
St Pierre and Miquelon

British Dictionary definitions for pm (3 of 5)

Pm

the chemical symbol for
promethium

British Dictionary definitions for pm (4 of 5)

PM

abbreviation for
Prime Minister
Past Master (of a fraternity)
Paymaster
Postmaster
military Provost Marshal

British Dictionary definitions for pm (5 of 5)

p.m.

P.M., pm or PM


abbreviation for
(indicating the time period from midday to midnight) post meridiemSee a.m.
post-mortem (examination)

Word Origin for p.m.

(sense 1) Latin: after noon
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Medical definitions for pm (1 of 3)

pm

abbr.
picometer

Medical definitions for pm (2 of 3)

Pm

The symbol for the elementpromethium

Medical definitions for pm (3 of 3)

PM

abbr.
postmortem
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Scientific definitions for pm

Pm

The symbol for promethium.
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