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antemeridian

[an-tee-muh-rid-ee-uh n] /ˌæn ti məˈrɪd i ən/
adjective
1.
occurring before noon.
2.
of or pertaining to the forenoon.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; ante- + meridian
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antemeridian

/ˌæntɪməˈrɪdɪən/
adjective
1.
before noon; in the morning
Word Origin
C17: from Latin antemerīdiānus; see ante-, meridian
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