a.m.

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U+33C2, ㏂
SQUARE AM

[U+33C1]
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[U+33C3]

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of Latin ante meridiem "before noon".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

a.m. (not comparable)

  1. Before noon.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some argue that it should not be used in English as a noun meaning "morning" on account of the fact that it is an abbreviation for a Latin adverbial phrase. Also, the National Institute of Standards and Technology contends it is incorrect to use 12 a.m. or 12 p.m. to mean either noon or midnight.

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Adjective[edit]

a.m. (not comparable)

  1. Initialism of ad modum.

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Dutch[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

a.m.

  1. Abbreviation of amica manu.: (delivered) by the hand of a friend (put on an address)
  2. Abbreviation of ante meridiem.: a.m., in the forenoon

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Portuguese[edit]

Adverb[edit]

a.m. (not comparable)

  1. a.m. (before noon)/(antes do meio dia) (Portuguese language)