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See also: , p. m., pm, .pm, P. M., P.M., PM, and Pm
It has been requested that this entry be merged with PM(+).
U+33D8, ㏘

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  • IPA(key): /piːˈɛm/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛm

Etymology 1 Edit

Abbreviation of Latin post meridiem (after noon).

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  1. after noon (used after a time to indicate it is between noon and midnight, i.e., in the afternoon, evening or night as opposed to the morning)
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      Anna. — Yes, Ms. Weaver. — Are you busy? — Yes, Ms. Weaver. I am busy. — My office. 5:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Usage notes Edit
  • Some argue that it should not be used in English as a noun meaning "afternoon" on account of the fact that it is an abbreviation for a Latin adverbial phrase. Also, it is incorrect to use 12 a.m. or 12 p.m. to mean either noon or midnight, respectively.
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Etymology 2 Edit

Abbreviation of Latin post mortem (after death).

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  1. after death

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p.m. (invariable, not comparable)

  1. p.m. (after 12 o’clock)
    Antonyms: a.m., da manhã

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