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a.m.

adverb [not gradable] ( also A.M.)  /ˈeɪˈem/ us  
used when referring to a time between twelve o’clock at night and twelve o’clock in the middle of the day; past the middle of the night, or in the morning: We fly out of New York late in the evening and arrive in London at 7 a.m. the next morning.
Translations of “a.m.”
in Korean 오전…
in Arabic صَباحا…
in Portuguese antes do meio-dia, de manhã…
in Catalan del matí…
in Japanese 午前(中)…
in Italian antimeridiane…
in Chinese (Traditional) 午夜至正午, 午前, 上午…
in Russian до полудня…
in Turkish gece 12'den öğlen 12'ye kadar olan zaman dilimi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 午夜至正午, 午前, 上午…
in Polish rano…
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