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P.M.

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Provost Marshal.

p.m.

1.
after noon.
2.
the period between noon and midnight.
Origin
< Latin post merīdiem
Usage note
See a.m.
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British Dictionary definitions for p.m

p.m.

abbreviation
1.
(indicating the time period from midday to midnight) post meridiem See a.m.
2.
post-mortem (examination)
Word Origin
(sense 1) Latin: after noon
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Word Origin and History for p.m
p.m.
abbreviation of L. post meridiem "after noon" (1647).
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p.m.

Latin post meridiem (after noon)

P.M.

Latin post meridiem (after noon)
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