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English

Etymology

Shortened form of “of the clock” or “on the clock”, that is, “according to the clock”.

Pronunciation

Adverb

o'clock (not comparable)

Positive
o'clock

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. After a numeral, designates the time when the minute hand of a clock or watch points to twelve (as opposed to a certain number of minutes before or after that time) and the hour hand points to the specified numeral.
  2. After a numeral, designates the relative heading, from a given point and heading, to another point, as if the given point is at the centre of a clock and the numeral twelve is aligned with the given heading.

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