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What is the full form of AM & PM:

AM & PM represents Ante Meridiem & Post Meridiem.

A.M. : Ante Marediem. The 24 hour time is divided into two parts. The time starting from midnight that is, 12 in the night to noon is called as A.M or Ante Marediem.

P.M. : Post Marediem. The 24 hour time is divided into two parts. The time starting from noon that is, 12 in the afternoon to midnight is called as P.M. or Post Marediem.

The Latin words Ante Marediem and Post Marediem are used to describe the 12 hour clock. Meridies is the Latin word, meaning Midday, whereas Ante means before and Post means after. The meaning of A.M. (Ante Meridiem) is before midday and the meaning of P.M. (Post Meridiem) is after midday.

In India, 24 hour notation is rarely used. Mostly 12 hour notation is used.

Example for 12 hour notation: I go to work at 10 a.m. and come back home at 6 p.m.

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Example for 24 hour notation: The flight will depart at 13:42 on 29th of February 2016.

Ante Meridiem and Post Meridiem have their respective abbreviations as A.M. and P.M. Before 12 in the noon, the time is described as A.M. For example: 11:59 a.m. After 12 in the noon, the time is described as P.M. For example: 12:01 p.m. Mostly noon and mid night is distinguished by saying 12 noon and 12 midnight.

Questionnaire:

Q. What is the full form of A.M.?

A. The full form of A.M. is Ante Meridiem.

Q. What is the full form of P.M.?

A. The full form of P.M. is Post Meridiem.

Q. Give an example of Indian time format.

A. As per the Indian time format, the time is 07.21 am.

Q. Is A.M. an English word?

A. Full form of A.M. in English is Ante Meridiem. Ante Meridiem are Latin words meaning Before Midday.

Q. Is P.M. an English word?

A. Full form of P.M. in English is Post Meridiem. Post Meridiem are Latin words meaning After Midday.

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