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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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As the teacher moves the hour hand around the clock to change the time, have the students read the time aloud.
He says: "A Tory watch has an hour hand, a minute hand, a second hand, and one extra feature.
The left-to-right direction of the rotation, borrowed from horizontal solar clocks, soon became the norm, although some clocks sport an hour hand that rotates counter-clockwise, as is the case on vertical sundials.
He moves around the chart in that perfect arc, takes a year to do it and acts like the hour hand on a clock even if it does move anti-clockwise.
The watch features two mobile discs around the dial: a 24-hour ring is synchronised with 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.
Why did he not appoint a vice-captain to replace Paul McGinley and then at the 11th hour hand the job to inexperienced German Martin Kaymer?
The Judy Clock requires that the minute hand be moved around the full hour before the hour hand will register the next time on the clock in the book, and the children became very adept at getting to the time before each section of the story was complete.
"At the next exact minute, the minute hand will be just seven minutes ahead of the hour hand."