What do you mean by Anti meridian and post meridian?

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Ante is the Latin for "before"

Post is the Latin for "after"

A meridian is an imaginary line running through some point on the earth's surface connecting it to the north and south poles. The definition of mid-day is when the sun is directly over this line. This word takes it name from....

Dies is the Latin word for "day' (diem in the possessive case)

meri is a Latin prefix for middle

meridiem is therefore Latin for "middle of-the-day"

Ante-meridiem is a Latin expression meaning "before mid-day"

Post-meridiem is a Latin expression meaning "after mid-day".

Note: there is a difference between Anti-Meridian and Ante-Meridiem. The Anti-meridian is the 180th meridian. (Both 180 degrees west and east.) Which is the basis for the international date line.

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What is ante - meridian?

An Anti-Meridian is a meridian opposite any given meridian of longitude.Specifically the Anti-Meridian is the 180th meridian. That is the meridian opposite of the Prime Meridian.The term Anti-Meridian is sometimes confused with Ante Meridiem.Ante Meridiem is latin for before noon. Usually shown in English as "a.m.". Similarly, post meridiem, after noon, is shown in English as "p.m.".

Am and pm mean?

AM = "Ante - Meridian"PM = "Post - Meridian""Ante" and "post" mean "before" and "after"."Meridian" is the imaginary line in the sky that runs north/south and passes directly over you.In the morning, the sun moves from the eastern horizon toward the meridian. At Noon, the sun crosses the meridian. In the afternoon, the sun has crossed the meridian and moves away from it toward the west.Morning is the time before the sun crosses the meridian = Ante-Meridian = AM.Afternoon and evening is the time after the sun crosses the meridian = Post-Meridian = PM.

What is does pms stand for?

PM stands for post meridian. AM stands for anti meridian. They are Latin words. PM can also stand for Prime Minister, an important position in Parliamentary Democracies.