Postmeridian Post`me*rid"i*an, a. [L. postmeridianus; post after + meridianus. See {Meridian}.] 1. Coming after the sun has passed the meridian; being in, or belonging to, the afternoon. (Abbrev. P. M.) [1913 Webster]

2. Fig., belonging to the after portion of life; late. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • postmeridian — POSTMERIDIÁN, Ă, postmeridieni, e, adj. Care are loc în cursul după amiezii, de după amiază. [pr.: di an] – Din fr. postméridien. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 04.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  Postmeridian ≠ antemeridian Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • postmeridian — [pōst΄mə rid′ē ən] adj. [L postmeridianus: see POST & MERIDIAN] after noon; of or in the afternoon …   English World dictionary

  • postmeridian — /pohst meuh rid ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the afternoon. 2. occurring after noon: a postmeridian lull. [1620 30; POST + MERIDIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • postmeridian — adjective of or pertaining to the afternoon …   Wiktionary

  • postmeridián — adj. m. (sil. di an; mf. post ), pl. postmeridiéni (sil. di eni); f. sg. postmeridiánã, pl. postmeridiéne; abr. p. m …   Romanian orthography

  • postmeridian —  , post meridiem  The first means related to or happening in the afternoon. The second, also pertaining to the period after noon, is the Latin term better known to most of us as the abbreviation p.m. Note the different terminal spellings …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • postmeridian — post·me·rid·i·an || ‚pəʊstmÉ™ rɪdɪən adj. afternoon and evening, time after noon; hours between noon and midnight …   English contemporary dictionary

  • postmeridian —    (pohst meh RIH dee en) [Latin] Pertaining to or occurring in the afternoon …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • postmeridian — post·meridian …   English syllables

  • postmeridian — post•me•rid•i•an [[t]ˌpoʊst məˈrɪd i ən[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to the afternoon 2) occurring after noon • Etymology: 1620–30; < L …   From formal English to slang

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