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What are 12 am and 12 pm?

I'm helping a grade 5 child with school project. He chose the topic "Twelve O'clock". So far we have gone thru the abbreviations am, pm and GMT as well as IDL meaning of O'clock. We would like to discuss what best describe the two 12 O'clocks

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Noon and Midnight? Is that what you were looking for? Hehe hope I helped

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We thought so and thank you.

Now to discuss if there are such things as 12 am or pm working from first principles.
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12 am is in the middle of the night and 12 pm is the middle of the day?

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In our discussion our first principles were based on Meridian. am= ante- and pm=post meridian. How would you involve it in the discussion that assume the naming is a misnomer or appropriate?
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Noon and midnight?

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