half past

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Definition of half past

: half an hour after a stated time The meeting began at half past two. (British) The meeting began at half two.

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“Half past.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20past. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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