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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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KEEP regular hours. Going to bed and getting up at about the same time will programme your body to sleep better.
Besides getting the patients to keep regular hours, the goal is to help bipolar patients keep regular hours and include enough stimulus in their lives to avoid a slump into low-grade depression, while allowing for adequate sleep, she said.
The move allows him to keep regular hours so that he can be home with his wife and new baby, as well as pursue an M.B.A.