postmeridian

[ pohst-muh-rid-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌpoʊst məˈrɪd i ən /

adjective

of or relating to the afternoon.
occurring after noon: a postmeridian lull.

Nearby words

  1. postmaster,
  2. postmaster general,
  3. postmature,
  4. postmenopausal,
  5. postmenstrual,
  6. postmill,
  7. postmillenarianism,
  8. postmillennial,
  9. postmillennialism,
  10. postminimalism

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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