post meridiem

[pohst muh-rid-ee-uh m, -em]
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British Dictionary definitions for post meridiem

post meridiem

  1. the full form of p.m.

Word Origin for post meridiem

C17: Latin: after noon
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Word Origin and History for post meridiem

"after noon," 1640s, Latin, from post "after" (see post-) + accusative of meridies (see meridian).

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