adjective an·te·me·rid·i·an \¦antēmə¦ridēən, -tə̇-\

Definition of antemeridian

  1. :  occurring before noon :  of or relating to the forenoon antemeridian chores at 9 o'clock — compare ante meridiem

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Origin and Etymology of antemeridian

Latin antemeridianus, from ante- + meridianus of noon — more at meridian

First Known Use: circa 1656

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