antemeridiem
an·te me·rid·i·em (ăn'tē mə-rĭdʹē-əm) adv. & adj. Abbr. A.M. or a.m. or A.M.
Before noon. Used chiefly in the abbreviated form to specify the hour:

10:30 A.M.; an A.M. appointment.

See Usage Note at A.M.
  [Latin ante, before + merīdiem, accusative of merīdiēs, noon.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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