am vs pm :

am or pm

“AM” stands for the Latin phrase Ante Meridiem —which means “before noon”—and “PM” stands for Post Meridiem : “after noon.” Although digital clocks routinely label noon “12:00 PM” you should avoid this expression not only because it is incorrect, but because many people will imagine you are talking about midnight instead. The same goes for “12:00 AM.” You can say or write “twelve noon,” “noon sharp,” or “exactly at noon” when you want designate a precise time.It is now rare to see periods placed after these abbreviations: “A.M.”; but in formal writing it is still preferable to capitalize them, though the lower-case “am” and “pm” are now so popular they are not likely to get you into trouble.Occasionally computer programs encourage you to write “AM” and “PM” without a space before them, but others will misread your data if you omit the space. The nonstandard habit of omitting the space is spreading rapidly, and should be avoided in formal writing.

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Definitions

  • n  a radioactive transuranic metallic element; discovered by bombarding uranium with helium atoms
  • n  a master's degree in arts and sciences
  • n  modulation of the amplitude of the (radio) carrier wave
  • v  have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  • v  be identical to; be someone or something
  • v  occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
  • v  have an existence, be extant
  • v  happen, occur, take place; this was during the visit to my parents' house"
  • v  be identical or equivalent to
  • v  form or compose
  • v  work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
  • v  represent, as of a character on stage
    Derek Jacobi was Hamlet
  • v  spend or use time
  • v  have life, be alive
  • v  to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
  • v  be priced at

  • n  an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
  • n  a soft silvery metallic element of the rare earth group having no stable isotope; was discovered in radioactive form as a fission product of uranium
  • n  the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
  • n  modulation of the phase of the carrier wave
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