Afternoon

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For other uses, see Afternoon (disambiguation).
An afternoon in the summer

Afternoon is the period between noon and evening.[1] The term lacks a precise definition because it was in use long before accurate time-pieces became widespread. Hence, words and phrases that refer to general periods in the day were more practical.

Overview[edit]

The term should not be confused with "after noon" (two separate words), which is a translation of the Latin post meridiem (p.m.), meaning a time of day between 12:00 midday and 12:00 midnight.

In Australia, "arvo" is slang for afternoon.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afternoon". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "What is some common Australian word usage?". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Afternoon at Wikimedia Commons
  • The dictionary definition of afternoon at Wiktionary