14:00 on a 24-hour clock is is 2:00 PM on a 12-hour clock. This system is used throughout the world (not just the military) and leverages a 24-hour time clock rather than the 12-hour AM/PM system known to most English speaking countries. Below are ways to convert 14:00 through a time chart, automated converter, and how to convert the 24 hour clock into a 12-hour AM/PM system by hand.
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24-hour time is used in aviation, military, meteorology, logistics, and other fields. The 12-hour clock is only used in 18 countries globally, including the United States and Canada.
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2:00 PM in America is known as the hunger or snack hour. This is very common in an office setting where someone isn’t actually hungry but could shovel down Alex’s cookies in the kitchen. This feeling also contributes to afternoon fatigue, so much that an energy drink company advertised against “that 2:30 feeling.”
In Spain, 2:00-3:00 is the usual lunch time. This is much later than most western countries as Americans usually take lunch and a quick break from work at around noon or one. 2pm in Spain is time for a heavier, large meal - if not the largest of the day. This also includes a country wide break and yes, a full siesta. However, life is changing in major cities and with heavy commutes and more work hours, taking a larger break in the afternoon is becoming less common.
2:00pm is also the end of a casual lunch for countries Australia, China, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, and arguably a weekend lunch in the United States.
1400 Fun Fact: “2PM” is also the logo of Patrick Mahomes, NFL quarterback.
It is easy to convert from 24-hour time to 12-hour time once you know a few tricks. The primary difference between the two is that the hours in a 24 hour clock go all the way up to 23 (from 0 to 23). In a 12-hour clock, the hour resets to 1 after noon (midday). Follow the steps below to convert 14:00 to 12-hour time.
24-hour time and military time are very similar! See our page on military time for more information.