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p.m.

uk   us   /ˌpiːˈem/ abbreviation
A1 used when referring to a ​time in the ​afternoon or ​evening or at ​night: We'll be ​arriving at about 4.30 p.m. The 6 p.m. ​train is usually very ​crowded.
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PMnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌpiːˈem/ UK informal
abbreviation for prime minister : The PM ​wants to ​see you.
(Definition of p.m. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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p.m.adverb [not gradable]

(also P.M.)  us   /ˈpiˈem/
used when referring to a ​time between twelve o’clock in the ​middle of the ​day and twelve o’clock at ​night; in the ​afternoon or ​evening or at ​night: Our ​plane is ​due to ​arrive at 8:30 p.m.
(Definition of p.m. from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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