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postmeridian

[ pohst-muh-rid-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌpoʊst məˈrɪd i ən /
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adjective
of or relating to the afternoon.
occurring after noon: a postmeridian lull.
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Origin of postmeridian

First recorded in 1620–30; post- + meridian
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British Dictionary definitions for postmeridian

postmeridian
/ (ˌpəʊstməˈrɪdɪən) /

adjective
after noon; in the afternoon or evening

Word Origin for postmeridian

C17: from Latin postmerīdiānus in the afternoon; see post-, meridian
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