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      Military time is a method of timekeeping based on the 24 hour clock. It relies on a day that is divided into hours and minutes on a 24-hour cycle from midnight to midnight. Military time is commonly used in the United States, United Kingdom, Philippines, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Columbia, Pakistan, and Malaysia. The 24-hour time system is primarily used by military and emergency services in these countries, unlike the rest of the world. Civilian timekeeping in these countries primarily uses the 12-hour timekeeping system notated with A.M. Most other countries in the world use a variation of military time called 24-hour time for both civilian and military timekeeping. In addition to its use in certain industries, some countries throughout the world use a 24-hour time format rather than the 12-hour format that we see as standard in the U.S. The military time converter chart above is a simple conversion table with standard time on the left column and its corresponding military time on the right. In most cases, it should be presented without the colon separator between minutes and hours. As such, it is not present in the military time chart above. Many nations worldwide, as well as professionals in occupations where accuracy is paramount, use military time. Citizens of most countries apart from United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Phillippines use military time in their day-to-day lives. Regardless of the location, however, military time is the common method of time notation among people working in the armed forces, emergency services, science, astronomy, and meteorology. Workers in the aforementioned professions use 24-hour timekeeping because it helps keep their communications brief and concise and leaves no room for misinterpretation. The military time conversion chart below lists the standard 12-hour time format next to the 24-hour time format.

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