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12-hour clock

Definition of the noun 12-hour clock

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noun

  1. A timekeeping convention in which the 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods called ante meridiem and post meridiem.

Explanation

The 12-hour clock is a time convention in which the 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods: a.m. and p.m.. Each period consists of 12 hours numbered: 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. The 24 hour/day cycle starts at 12 midnight, runs through 12 noon, and continues to the midnight at the end of the day.

  • also known as AM/PM, a.m./p.m.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (2008)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

a 12-hour clock is common, except in U.S. military establishments. The rest of the world uses mostly a 24-hour clock, so it is best to display time in the 24 -hour format. Of course, time zones will be different, so include your time zone along with the phone numbers for personal customer support. It is best to spell out the time zone in the native language. You could instead give your support time in GMT (Greenwich 2000 Standard) and use or link to www.timeanddate. com for a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Signals Intelligence (2012)

by Nigel West

One cell phone, programmed to a 12-hour clock option, failed to go off, was recovered by the authorities, who traced ...

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