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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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