"post meridiem (p.m.)" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term post meridiem (p.m.) mean?

The term "post meridiem" is commonly abbreviated as "p.m." and is used to indicate the time of day after noon. It is derived from Latin and translates to "after midday." The concept of dividing the day into two parts, namely "ante meridiem" (a.m.) and "post meridiem" (p.m.), helps to differentiate between morning and afternoon hours.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using "post meridiem (p.m.)":
  • The meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. (post meridiem) tomorrow.
  • The restaurant serves lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (post meridiem).
  • The train departs at 3:30 p.m. (post meridiem) from platform 6.
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