Jan 16, 2007 Q: The parking signs in my town refer to noon as 12 p.m. Since “p.m.” stands for “ post meridiem” (“after noon” in Latin), can 12 p.m. be used for noon itself? A: The simple answer is yes, but we'd advise against it. By convention, the term “12 p.m.” is used for noon in countries like the US with a 12-hour clock.
Is noon a.m. or p.m.? Well, the correct answer may surprise you because it is actually neither. That's right; technically noon is neither a.m. nor p.m. Although it is common to see noon expressed as 12:00 p.m., it is actually incorrect. So the next time one of your friends sends you an email saying, “Let's meet at 12:00 p.m. noon
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 (acting as zero), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. The 24 hour/day cycle starts at 12 midnight (often indicated as
Sep 5, 2015 Noon and midnight are instances where logically the am and pm do not abide by what they mean, i.e. ante meridiem and post meridiem. So, as suggested in other answers 12 noon and 12 midnight are used to avoid confusion. Anyway, convention has it th
Jun 9, 2001 "12:00 noon" is redundant; "noon" can't be anything other than twelve o'clock, so if you want to use "noon," which is fine, don't use "12:00" with it. Every writing manual or reference book will have a different take on the abbreviations a.m. and p.m. The Chicago Manual of Style says to use them without