What Does The ‘ O ’ InO ’ clock Mean ? FindOut !

Why do we say “four o’clock”? What does the

“o” mean? The “o” is a contraction or

abbreviation of “four of the clock”. “O” ‘clock

is an abbreviation of “of the” clock.

In times past clocks were relatively rare.

Most people told time by some reference to

the position of the sun or moon.

The times provided by these two bodies do

not always concur with those provided by a

clock. Hence there was a need to

differentiate between the time provided “of

the clock” (o’clock) and the time used by the

vast majority of people in a given locality.

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