antemeridian

antemeridian

[an-tee-muh-rid-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
occurring before noon.
2.
of or pertaining to the forenoon.

Origin:
1650–60; ante- + meridian

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antemeridian (ˌæntɪməˈrɪdɪən)
 
adj
before noon; in the morning
 
[C17: from Latin antemerīdiānus; see ante-, meridian]

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