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“p.m.” in British English

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p.m.

uk /ˌpiːˈem/ 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 /ˌpiːˈem/ 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)

“p.m.” in American English

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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)