American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. After noon. Used chiefly in the abbreviated form to specify the hour: 10:30 P.M.; a P.M. appointment. See Usage Note at P.M.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. After midday: applied to the time between noon and midnight. Regularly abbreviated P. M., p. m., or p. m.
- adj. after noon
- adv. between noon and midnight
- From Latin post ("after") + merīdiēm, accusative singular of merīdiēs ("noon, midday"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin post merīdiem : post, after + merīdiem, accusative of merīdiēs, midday. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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