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hour

 [our]
1. the time something occurs.
2. a unit of time, being 60 minutes, or 3600 seconds.
3. a unit of educational credit.
contact hour a unit of credit for educational offerings, based on a mathematical formula. Continuing education programs that wish to award contact hours are carefully reviewed by the health care professionals for which the educational experience is designed.
golden hour the first hour following a traumatic injury. See golden hour.
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Highlight the importance to look at the hour hand first to see an approximate time then the minute hand.
The hour hand displays the elapsed hours, the minute hand displays the elapsed minutes and the seconds hand displays the elapsed seconds.
C[pounds sterling]Flak, the little girl, is the hour hand that should be read first (ladies first); then Flik, the older brother, indicates the minutes.
The Virgin Mega-Clock, unveiled today, features a British Guardsman hour hand and a guardhouse minute hand.
This truly unique timepiece took over twelve years to develop based on the innovative 24-hour DualPhase(R) Module patent - driving the hour hand to extend and retract as it "floats" across the face of the watch, following the Pascal's spiral for each unique hour and minute in a 24-hour cycle.
The newly patented system breaks from centuries-old tradition, dispensing altogether with the use of any hour hand or hour digit.
He says: "A Tory watch has an hour hand, a minute hand, a second hand, and one extra feature.
Hour hand in the use -grodzenia and other (23% VAT) + h nh 18158,
The local time can easily be set up via the hour hand.
The unit has giant hands that measure eight metres from tip to tip for the minute indicator and six metres for the hour hand.
Baume & Mercier's symbol, the letter phi, is present on the gilt hour hand, whereas the counters remain discreet to underscore the brilliance of the bezel.